Articles tagged “WestJet Airlines”

WestJet Was Once Canada’s Southwest Clone But It Now Has Larger Global Ambitions

WestJet Was Once Canada’s Southwest Clone But It Now Has Larger Global Ambitions

Frederic Tomesco and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Industry insiders have long compared Canada's WestJet to Southwest Airlines, since both low-cost airlines started with all-Boeing 737 fleets. But that comparison is no longer apt. With WestJet adding up to 20 Boeing 787s, it clearly has much bigger (and more global) ambitions.

3 months ago

Canada’s Largest Low-Cost Carrier Is Starting an Even Cheaper Airline

Canada’s Largest Low-Cost Carrier Is Starting an Even Cheaper Airline

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

This is an interesting move by WestJet, commonly considered the Southwest Airlines of Canada. It's likely mostly defensive, as several ultra low cost carriers plan to start in Canada. But it's also probably an opportunistic play that may improve revenues.

3 months ago