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WestJet Airlines Is Being Sold

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada-based leisure carrier WestJet Airlines is being sold. The company has entered into an agreement that provides for its acquisition by the Onex Corporation, a private equity firm. The transaction value is approximately $5 billion, …

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Swoop Launching Big Expansion to Mexico

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Swoop, Canada-based WestJet’s new low-cost airline, is has kicked off a major expansion to Mexico. The carrier has launched the first of four new routes to Mexico with a flight from Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta. …

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Swoop’s First Jamaica Flights

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Swoop, the new low-cost carrier by Canadian airline WestJet, is launching its first flights to the Caribbean. The new service from the Toronto area’s Hamilton International Airport to Montego Bay, which launched Sunday, Dec. 16, …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff WestJet’s new low-cost carrier, Swoop, is launching its first-ever nonstop flights to Mexico — including the Mexican Caribbean. Beginning in January, the carrier will launch twice-weekly flights from Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta, and thrice-weekly flights from …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is set to receive thousands of additional seats for the upcoming winter tourist season, according to Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. That includes more 38,000 more seats on flights out of the United States; 42,400 …