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WestJet Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded February 29, 1996
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program WestJet Rewards
Fleet size 120 (incl. Encore)
Destinations 90 (incl. Encore)
Company slogan Owners Care
Headquarters Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Key people
Employees 10,000
Website www.westjet.com

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is a Canadian low-cost carrier. It was founded on February 29, 1996.[1] It is Canada's second largest air carrier, behind Air Canada.[2] It operates an average of 425 flights and carries over 45,000 passengers per day.[3] It was the eighth-largest airline in North America by passengers carried and carried 18.5 million passengers in 2013.[4]

WestJet has a subsidiary regional airline called WestJet Encore, which started operating on June 24, 2013 with Bombardier Q400 twin-turboprop aircraft.[5]

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  1. "Airlines". Kamloops Airport. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  2. "WestJet, Air France, KLM work toward code-share". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  3. "WestJet passengers get bumpy start to long weekend". Peninsula News Review. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  4. "WestJet reports record full-year earnings per share of $1.78, up 68 per cent". WestJet. Retrieved 2014-07-21.
  5. "WestJet's new regional carrier Encore aims for mid-June takeoff". Financial Post. Retrieved 2014-07-21.

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