WestJet

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WestJet Airlines Ltd.
WestJet Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
WS WJA WESTJET
FoundedFebruary 29, 1996
Hubs
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programWestJet Rewards
Subsidiaries
Fleet size120 (incl. Encore)
Destinations90 (incl. Encore)
Company sloganLove where you're going
HeadquartersCalgary, Alberta, Canada
Key people
Employees10,000
Websitewww.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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