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WestJet to Acquire Sunwing 

 In an industry-shaking move, Canadian leisure carrier WestJet is acquiring Sunwing.  The WestJet Group will acquire both Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines to create a combined tour operating business.  That business will be led by Sunwing CEO Stephen Hunter.  The …

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WestJet Has a New CEO

 Canadian leisure carrier WestJet has a new chief executive officer.  Alexis von Hoensbroech has officially taken over the role at the company, which has a broad Caribbean network.  “It is my pleasure to officially welcome Alexis to the WestJet Group …

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Sunwing Is Back in Saint Lucia 

 Sunwing Airlines has officially returned to the island of Saint Lucia.  The Canadian leisure carrier has kicked off new nonstop service between Toronto and Saint Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport.  Sunwing’s relaunch of operations to Saint Lucia means all major Canadian …

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 Another major carrier has returned to Antigua and Barbuda.  This time it’s leading Canadian leisure airline WestJet, which officially returned to the twin-island destination this week.  WestJet is now operating a weekly Sunday flight between Toronto and Antigua’s VC Bird …

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 Canadian carrier WestJet has officially returned to the Eastern Caribbean island of Saint Lucia.  The leisure airline relaunched service between Toronto and Saint Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport this weekend.  It marks the return of a third international carrier to the …

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 Canadian tourism has officially returned to Jamaica.  The island welcomed back the first Air Canada flight following a six-month hiatus, with Air Canada’s first Dreamliner flight to the country.  “Canada is the second-largest source market for Jamaica and the return …

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 Canadian leisure carrier WestJet is relaunching its service to Belize this winter, Caribbean Journal has learned.  WestJet will be offering nonstop seasonal flights from both Toronto and Calgary to Belize beginning in November.  “WestJet’s return to Belize will allow Canadians …

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 Canadian leisure carrier WestJet is launching its first-ever flights to the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire in February, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The new service will launch Feb. 6, with one weekly flight on Saturday, operating for the tourist season.  …

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 Canadian leisure carrier WestJet is relaunching its service to Aruba as part of a broader resumption of Caribbean service.  The carrier will launch once-weekly service between Toronto and Aruba on Jan. 5.  That’s along with a relaunch of service between …

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 Canadian carrier WestJet has returned to Cancun on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.  WestJet officially resumed its flights from Toronto to Cancun on Saturday; the flights will be running once weekly on Saturdays.  WestJet is operating the flights on Boeing …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Major Canadian leisure carrier WestJet is expanding again in the Caribbean with a new nonstop route to Punta Cana. The carrier will be launching a new weekly nonstop route from Calgary to the Dominican Republic’s …

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 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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 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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 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 Canadian carrier WestJet has appointed a new chief commercial officer. The airline has named Arved von zur Muehlen to the role; he will assume the job officially Jan. 2, 2019. He comes to the fast-growing …

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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 From WestJet to Southwest Airlines, Belize has seen a wave of new flight launches to the destination in the past several years. Now you can add another new route to the list. Sun Country Airlines …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian carrier WestJet had big traffic numbers in August, according to the latest data report from the company. WestJet reported 2.73 billion revenue passenger miles last month, an 8.1 percent increase compared to the same …