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WestJet Is Planning a Big Summer in the Caribbean

Canadian leisure carrier WestJet says it is significantly ramping up its flight network in the Caribbean for the summer season.  WestJet’s Latin American and Caribbean routes are growing by 57 percent this summer compared to the summer of 2023, according […]


WestJet Is Launching Its First-Ever Flights to Bonaire

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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.  […]


WestJet Relaunching Aruba Flights

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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 […]


WestJet Relaunches Cancun Flights

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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 […]


Punta Cana Is Getting New WestJet Flights

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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 […]

WestJet Airlines Is Being Sold

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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, […]

Swoop Launching Big Expansion to Mexico

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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. […]


Swoop's First Jamaica Flights

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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, […]

WestJet Names New Chief Commercial Officer

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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 […]

Swoop Is Adding New Nonstop Flights to Mexico

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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 […]


Belize Is Getting New Flights from Sun Country Airlines

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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 […]

WestJet Seeing Big Traffic Growth

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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 […]

WestJet Taps New Chief Operating Officer

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By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian carrier WestJet has looked to one of America’s top airlines for its newest hire. The fast-growing airline has tapped former JetBlue executive Captain Jeffrey Martin as the company’s new chief operating officer. Martin’s appointment […]


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