Saturday, 23 September, 2017

Canada's WestJet plans to launch ultra-low-cost carrier

WestJet to offer ultra-low fares on new fleet WestJet to Fly Low-Cost Carrier by End of the Year
Sammy Stanley | 21 April, 2017, 00:28

Clive Beddoe, co-founder of WestJet and chair of the board of the directors, said the new carrier is all about disrupting the price-sensitive end of the market.

Canada remains the only G7 nation without a true ultra-low-cost carrier in operation. "Our new airline will provide Canadians a pro-competitive, cheap and cheerful flying experience from a company with a proven track record".

The new service should take off late this year with a startup fleet of 10 high-density Boeing 737-800s, "subject to agreement with its pilots and any required regulatory approvals", the Calgary-based company said in a release Thursday. The airline also said it plans to add 105 new weekly flights.

The Air Line Pilots Association represents 55,000 pilots at 32 airlines in Canada and the US, including Air Transat, Air Georgian, Bearskin, Calm Air and Jazz Aviation. "The concept of a low-priced airline was still relatively new when WestJet took to the skies on February 29, 1996, serving five destinations in Western Canada with three aircraft and 200 employees".

Forward looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. The ULCC will be the second subsidiary carrier WestJet launches this decade; in 2013, it launched an all-Bombardier Q400 regional airline, WestJet Encore.

Readers are cautioned that undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information as actual results may vary materially from the forward-looking information provided.

WestJet started as a discount airline serving Canada in 1996, and it has widely expanded in the intervening two decades, offering flights to more than 100 destinations worldwide.

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