Articles tagged “westjet”

Canada’s New Passenger Bill of Rights Bans Removal in Cases of Overbooking

Canada’s New Passenger Bill of Rights Bans Removal in Cases of Overbooking

Rob Gillies, Associated Press

U.S. lawmakers rarely enact airline regulations anymore. But that's not so in Canada, where Transportation Minister Marc Garneau likes to take action to protect consumers.

3 months ago

Investors Fret as Another North American Airline Prepares to Launch Low Cost Brand

Investors Fret as Another North American Airline Prepares to Launch Low Cost Brand

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Investors may not like it, but WestJet must protect its business against low cost carriers. Legacy european airlines were not prepared for competition from EasyJet and Ryanair, and they suffered. WestJet does not want to face the same fate.

4 months ago

The 5 Airline Websites Best Designed for Up Selling Flyers

The 5 Airline Websites Best Designed for Up Selling Flyers

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Ideaworks believes that web design which makes it easier for consumers to know about and purchase a la carte ancillary products is essential to encouraging these sales. Call it hate-selling with a human face.

1 year ago

Canada’s Troubled Economy Contributes to WestJet’s Profit Decline

Canada’s Troubled Economy Contributes to WestJet’s Profit Decline

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Canada's home-grown economic challenges mean its airlines won't be raking in the profits its U.S. peers are enjoying.

2 years ago

Best Travel Ads this Week: Father’s Day Pride

Best Travel Ads this Week: Father’s Day Pride

Joyce Manalo, Skift

June is an opportune time for travel brands to celebrate the role of fathers and milestones of same-sex marriages, but they need to be careful not to exploit the occasion and the movement.

2 years ago

WestJet’s New Fee for the First Checked Bag Is Good News for Air Canada

WestJet’s New Fee for the First Checked Bag Is Good News for Air Canada

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

A smart Air Canada would offer the bags for a bit cheaper than WestJet, but we'll see how smart they are.

3 years ago

Canada’s WestJet to Buy Larger Planes for New Hawaii Routes

Canada’s WestJet to Buy Larger Planes for New Hawaii Routes

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The widebody jets make sense, but Southwest has been able to make lots of cents from flying one plane exclusively across its entire fleet.

3 years ago

Top 10 Most Popular Travel Brands on YouTube in June

Top 10 Most Popular Travel Brands on YouTube in June

Joyce Manalo, Skift

At this point, vacationers have already made their holiday plans. It's good timing to publish videos that entertain as opposed to ones that promote.

3 years ago

WestJet Shows Passenger Growth as Battle for Air Canada’s Business Flyers Ensues

WestJet Shows Passenger Growth as Battle for Air Canada’s Business Flyers Ensues

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

WestJet succeeded last quarter at growing passenger volume and revenue at a rate that outpaced rising fuel and operational costs; something that all airlines today are striking to do.

3 years ago

WestJet Will Rent Tablets For Wi-Fi To Passengers Who Don’t Have Them

WestJet Will Rent Tablets For Wi-Fi To Passengers Who Don’t Have Them

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Providing tablets for passengers who didn't bring a computing device is a nice add-on service, and WestJet will make a few bucks (Canadian) out of the program.

4 years ago

WestJet May Bid on DCA Slots As Challenge To Air Canada Grows

WestJet May Bid on DCA Slots As Challenge To Air Canada Grows

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Founded as an airline catering to leisure travelers, WestJet is injecting additional competition to transborder services between Canada and the U.S., and with expanded schedules will attract more business travelers.

4 years ago

Airlines Top the List of the 13 Most Watched Video Travel Ads of 2013

Airlines Top the List of the 13 Most Watched Video Travel Ads of 2013

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Companies across all industries are getting more creative and playful with ads in hopes of a viral hit. These brands have the added benefit of working with planes, beaches, and hotel rooms, which tend to excite viewers even before adding the harlem shake.

4 years ago