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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 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 …

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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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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian carrier WestJet is adding a new route to the Caribbean for the upcoming winter season. The airline will launch new twice-weekly nonstop service between Calgary and Montego Bay, Jamaica beginning Nov. 3, according to …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff WestJet traffic is continuing to surge, according to the Canada-based carrier’s latest data report. WestJet reported 2.174 billion revenue passenger miles in May, a 7.5 percent increase over the same period in 2017. The carrier …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian carrier WestJet has launched its first-ever flights from Calgary and Vancouver to Mexico City. The new flights, which began last week, keep WestJet as the Canadian airline with the most flights to Mexico. The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Canadian air carrier WestJet is returning to St Maarten, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism. The carrier will begin weekly scheduled service between Toronto and St Maarten as of April 23, and every Saturday …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Air Canada recently launched its first-ever flights to Belize. The new weekly nonstop flights between Toronto and Belize City are the latest service launch to what has become one of the Caribbean’s fastest-growing destinations. It’s …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize is continuing to show seriously strong growth in its tourism sector so far in 2017, according to the latest data from the country’s tourist board. Stayover visitors to Belize totaled 319,119 through the end …

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 Canadian leisure carrier WestJet has announced a Caribbean network expansion for the upcoming 2017-2018 winter travel season. WestJet will be launching new nonstop weekly service from Calgary to Belize City, along with additional flights from Toronto to Caribbean destinations including …

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 Canadian carrier WestJet is expanding its Caribbean network with a new route to Belize. Beginning Nov. 3, WestJet will operate weekly nonstop service between Calgary and Belize on Fridays. The flights will depart Calgary at 9:15 AM, arriving at 2:51 …

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 Canadian carrier WestJet has appointed a new CEO for its regional airline, WestJet Encore. The company has tapped Charles Duncan to lead it. “Charles is a proven leader with extensive experience in operations, commercial and general management for global airlines,” …

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 Canadian leisure carrie WestJet is developing a new ultra-low-cost airline, the company announced. The as-yet-unnamed carrier will launch in late 2017 or early 2018. The airline will begin with an initial fleet of 10 high-density Boeing 737-800s designed by the …