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32 minutes ago, Kip Powick said:

Metal Rats at Westjet??

Look at the rear end of the engine cowling:mellow2:

I believe the design is for noise mitigation.

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WestJet welcomes Dawson Creek, B.C. to its network

WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership, Press Release

WestJet Link to offer the city’s only daily non-stop to Calgary

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CALGARY, Feb. 7, 2020 /CNW/ – WestJet today announced that it will add new non-stop daily service between Dawson Creek, B.C., and Calgary on WestJet Link beginning April 26, 2020.

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The year-round service will give guests from Dawson Creek the opportunity to travel conveniently for business and pleasure throughout the WestJet network, where the airline operates more than 1,000 flights per week to more than 72 destinations across the globe from Calgary.

“Providing the opportunity for convenient travel into and out of Calgary will help strengthen Dawson Creek’s already vibrant oil and gas, agriculture and tourism industries, many of which have links to Calgary and beyond,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “The value of connecting people, markets and communities is immeasurable and we look forward to bringing Canada’s favourite airline to the city this April.”

With the addition of Calgary-Dawson Creek service, WestJet Link will now operate five routes between Calgary and Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Lloydminster and Medicine Hat and one between Cranbrook and Vancouver. WestJet Link operations between Calgary and Prince George, B.C., will shift to year-round service on WestJet Encore’s 78-seat Q400 aircraft effective April 26.

“The City of Dawson Creek is pleased to welcome WestJet to our community,” said Dale Bumstead, Mayor of the City of Dawson Creek. “Dawson Creek is the hub of economic opportunity in the South Peace Region and WestJet service will further enhance these opportunities by providing our airport with additional destinations. Whether you are working in the area, attending a concert in our world-class event centre or visiting friends and family in the region, this new service will provide an added convenient travel option.”

WestJet Link is operated through a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal Airlines using its fleet of WestJet-branded 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft. Each aircraft includes six seats available in WestJet Premium, offering guests advanced boarding, no-charge for two checked bags and seating at the front of the aircraft.

Dawson Creek is WestJet’s 72nd destination out of Calgary, the airline’s home and hub. By June 2020, the airline will operate more than 1000 flights per week in peak season out of Calgary International Airport. More Calgarians choose WestJet for their air travel than any other airline.

“This new non-stop flight aboard WestJet will connect recreational and business guests to the beautiful city of Dawson Creek. The new link will also enable more B.C. guests to connect to WestJet’s extensive YYC hub. We’re excited to collaborate with WestJet Link on continued growth,” said Bob Sartor, President and CEO, The Calgary Airport Authority.

Details of WestJet’s service between Dawson Creek, B.C. and Calgary:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Calgary-Dawson Creek Daily 1:15 p.m. 2:19 p.m. April 26, 2020
Dawson Creek-Calgary Daily 2:50 p.m. 5:49 p.m. April 26, 2020

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“We’re excited to begin operating this new daily non-stop service between Calgary and Dawson Creek”, says Pacific Coastal Airline’s President, Quentin Smith. “The addition of this route to the existing network of WestJet Link operations is indicative of the strong relationship between our two airlines, and the ongoing growth opportunities that exist for Link service.”

“At ARC, we are always looking for opportunities to create partnerships and enhance relationships with our stakeholders,” said Ron Toly, ARC Resources Ltd. “The new WestJet Link service to Dawson Creek opens up the doors to continued opportunity and growth for all businesses in the BC Peace region area.”

“The BC Peace region is poised for continued business growth with projects like TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project,” said Kiel Giddens, Public Affairs Manager for TC Energy. “This new WestJet service is a welcome connection that our employees and contractors will be able to take advantage of.”

For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com

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WestJet announces 90 new and expanded travel opportunities from Calgary this summer

WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership, Press Release

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Calgary’s hometown airline continues to invest in convenient and unique travel options

CALGARY, Feb. 7, 2020 /CNW/ – Today, WestJet announced its summer schedule featuring more than 90 new flights from Calgary including new non-stop WestJet Link service to Dawson Creek, B.C.

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“WestJet is focused on investing in Alberta to build and strengthen our Calgary hub,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “As WestJet continues on its strategic path of becoming a global network airline, we are pleased to offer our guests the ability to conveniently connect for business or pleasure across Canada, Europe and beyond this summer.”

With today’s announcement of the new service between Calgary and Dawson Creek, B.C., WestJet Link will operate five routes including between Calgary and Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Lloydminster and Medicine Hat and one between Cranbrook and Vancouver this summer. WestJet Link operations between Calgary and Prince George, B.C., will shift to year-round service on WestJet Encore’s 78-seat Q400 aircraft effective April 26.

In addition, beginning May 14, 2020 WestJet will begin new service between Calgary and Boston. WestJet is offering guests convenient flight times between its extensive hub out of Calgary and the capital of Massachusetts. 

WestJet also recently announced new four-times weekly service between Calgary and Charlottetown starting June 25, 2020.

The schedule also highlights frequency increases from Calgary to popular destinations including Portland, Ore., Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox, Grand Prairie, Fort McMurray, Brandon, Winnipeg, Abbotsford and Yellowknife.

“WestJet continues to invest in YYC Calgary International Airport as its home base and expansion focus. It is Calgary’s largest carrier and we are committed to facilitating their growth. These additional flights will serve more guests bound for more destinations, delivering recreational and business opportunities for our region,” said Bob Sartor, President and CEO, The Calgary Airport Authority.

Highlights of WestJet’s 2020 summer schedule include:
Domestic:

  • Calgary-Dawson Creek, B.C., new daily WestJet Link service begins April 26, 2020
  • Calgary-Winnipeg, an increase of seven weekly flights
  • Calgary-Victoria, an increase of seven weekly flights
  • Calgary-Nanaimo, an increase of seven weekly flights
  • Calgary-Grand Prairie, an increase of seven weekly flights
  • Calgary-Abbotsford, an increase of five weekly flights
  • Calgary-Fort McMurray, an increase of five weekly flights
  • Calgary-Comox, an increase of four weekly flights
  • Calgary-Brandon, from seven times weekly to 11 times weekly
  • Calgary-Yellowknife, from twelve times weekly to 14 times weekly
  • Calgary-Charlottetown, new four-times weekly seasonal service begins June 25, 2020

Transborder:

  • Calgary-Portland, from once daily to twice daily for a total of 14 weekly flights
  • Calgary-Boston, new daily seasonal service begins May 14, 2020

International:

  • Calgary-Paris, from four-times weekly to six-times weekly
  • Calgary-Rome, new three-times weekly service begins May 2, 2020
  • Calgary-Cabo San Lucas, from twice-weekly to three-times weekly

The airline has added more than 300 Dreamliner departures out of Calgary in 2020, an increase of more than 52 per cent over 2019, to key transatlantic Dreamliner routes. The flights are uniquely and conveniently timed in the interest of Albertans and western Canadians with late-day departures and daytime arrivals to suit guests travelling to Europe. 

Dawson Creek is WestJet’s 72nd destination out of Calgary, WestJet’s home and largest hub. By June 2020, the airline will operate more than 1000 flights per week in peak season out of Calgary International Airport. More Calgarians choose WestJet for their air travel than any other airline.

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If one daily frequency becomes 7 weekly flights just to make it sound like a lot.  Why not make it "30 flights a month" or "365 flights a year".

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WestJet welcomes Billy Nolen as Vice-President, Safety, Security and Quality

Provided by WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership/CNW

CALGARY, Feb. 10, 2020 /CNW/ – WestJet today announced the appointment of Billy Nolen to the role of Vice-President, Safety, Security and Quality. Billy will join WestJet on February 24, 2020.  

Reporting to Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO, Billy will be responsible for the strategic direction of all safety, security and quality related activities across the WestJet group.

WestJet welcomes Billy Nolen as Vice-President, Safety, Security and Quality (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership) WestJet welcomes Billy Nolen as Vice-President, Safety, Security and Quality (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

“Billy is a results-driven safety leader with an impressive record of accomplishments in aviation,” said Ed Sims. “As WestJet continues our evolution to a network carrier with broader global reach, Billy’s experience in upholding the safety culture of some of world’s safest airlines will greatly benefit our continued commitment to safety above all. We are excited to have Billy join our team.”  

“WestJet clearly shares my passion for safety as it’s recognized to be one of the safest airlines,” said Billy Nolen. “I look forward to being part of the WestJet team and to further strengthening its safety culture across its growing global network.” 

Billy brings more than 30 years of operations and corporate safety, regulatory affairs and flight operations experience to WestJet. He will be joining from Qantas Airways Limited, where he served as Executive Manager, Group Safety and Health, responsible for the safety performance of the Qantas Group. Prior to his role at Qantas Airways Limited, Billy served as Senior Vice-President, Safety, Security and Operations for Airlines for America and Managing Director, Corporate Safety and Regulatory Affairs for American Airlines.  

In addition to his experience in the aviation industry, Billy also served in the United States Army as Aviation Safety Officer and completed multiple tours of duty flying various fixed and rotary winged aircraft.  

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WestJet names John Weatherill, Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances

Provided by WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership/CNW

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CALGARY, Feb. 14, 2020 /CNW/ – WestJet is pleased to announce the internal appointment of John Weatherill to the role of Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances effective today.

Reporting to Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer, John will be responsible for the strategic growth of WestJet’s network and partnerships, including WestJet’s first joint venture with Delta Air Lines. In the interim, John will continue to oversee WestJet’s Revenue Management and Pricing team while the airline searches for a new Vice President, Revenue Management and Pricing.

John Weatherill, WestJet Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership) John Weatherill, WestJet Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

“John brings a wealth of experience from multiple areas of our commercial business and will be instrumental in the continued global and profitable growth of our airline,” said Arved von zur Muehlen. “Under his leadership we have made incredible progress and his contributions have enabled our teams to deliver strong revenue growth and we are thrilled to welcome John into this position.”

John has been overseeing the Network Planning and Alliance team since early January, while serving in his former role of Vice President Revenue and Pricing Management. Under his leadership he was instrumental in WestJet’s premium cabin growth, branded fares, new ancillary products and innovation and automation.

“The Network Planning and Alliances team is an integral part of WestJet’s global growth and I’m excited to take on this new challenge,” said John Weatherill. “As we continue to expand our global network, I’m looking forward to strengthening our partnerships and our hubs as we deploy our 787 Dreamliners across the globe.”

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More top jobs at WestJet. Are there new positions or simply filling vacant positions?  In other words are we seeing an increase in the executive team at WestJet?

WestJet announces internal appointments to its Finance team

Provided by WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership/CNW

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Airline names Sarah Walker, Vice-President, Financial Planning and Analysis and Jennifer Bue as Vice-President, Controller

CALGARY, Feb. 20, 2020 /CNW/ – WestJet is pleased to announce the internal appointments of Sarah Walker to the role of Vice-President, Financial Planning and Analysis and Jennifer Bue to the role of Vice-President, Controller.

Reporting to Harry Taylor, WestJet EVP, Finance & Chief Financial Officer, both positions will support execution of the airline’s business and financial strategy as well as contribute to the delivery of the financial aspirations of the company.

Sarah Walker, WestJet, Vice-President, Financial Planning and Analysis (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership) Sarah Walker, WestJet, Vice-President, Financial Planning and Analysis (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership) Jennifer Bue, WestJet, Vice-President, Controller (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership) Jennifer Bue, WestJet, Vice-President, Controller (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership) Sarah Walker, WestJet, Vice-President, Financial Planning and Analysis (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)Jennifer Bue, WestJet, Vice-President, Controller (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

“We are thrilled to announce these internal appointments to WestJet’s Finance team,” said Harry Taylor. “Both Sarah and Jenn have a wealth of knowledge and experience that will continue to benefit our team through this exciting period of growth as we expand our global reach.”

As Vice-President, Financial Planning and Analysis, Sarah will be responsible for driving excellence in WestJet’s financial performance management and business partnering which will enable the airline to deliver on its financial performance targets.

As Vice-President, Controller, Jennifer will continue to enhance the financial reporting, controls, and compliance of the company and ensure capable stewardship of WestJet’s assets and resources.

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7 minutes ago, Super 80 said:

Am I disoriented or does WestJet do all their portraits in the walkway to the hangar?

Perhaps you are too close to the action.  Not many would have known the venue.  😀

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39 minutes ago, J.O. said:

Anyone who's been to the campus knows that bridge.

So   a mystery unlocked for  all the masses who have not visited the campus.  😀

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I have been a guest of WestJet HQ many times but they have never wanted to hire me for something I actually wanted to do.

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Swoop Names Bert van der Stege, Head of Commercial

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CALGARY, Feb. 24, 2020 /CNW/ – Swoop is delighted to announce Bert van der Stege will be joining its operations as Head of Commercial effective Feb. 24. With more than 20 years of international aviation experience, Bert brings a wealth of knowledge, most recently from his position as Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at the Halifax International Airport Authority.

Bert van der Stege headshot (CNW Group/Swoop) Bert van der Stege headshot (CNW Group/Swoop)

“I am thrilled to have Bert as part of Swoop’s executive team,” says Steven Greenway, President, Swoop. “Bert has built an incredible reputation for himself within our industry and with his strategic and innovative approach to airline operations, I know he will help us continue to deliver on our mission to make air travel more affordable for Canadians.”

Bert will oversee Swoop’s Network and Planning, Pricing and Revenue, Distribution and Sales, and Marketing with a focus on helping the airline drive revenue and growth. He will join Swoop’s executive team and report directly to Steven Greenway.

“Swoop is changing the way Canadians travel and allowing more of them to see and experience the world,” says Bert van der Stege. “I am excited to join an airline that is disrupting the industry while making a positive impact on the lives of its travellers.”

Having studied in a variety of countries with a Bachelor and a Master of Science in International Business, Bert continued to travel the world extensively in management and executive roles with Lufthansa German Airlines, RwandAir, First Air and most recently the Halifax International Airport Authority. He is a natural fit to lead Swoop’s Commercial operations.

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https://globalnews.ca/news/6605633/ill-passenger-removed-from-plane-at-winnipeg-airport/

Ill passenger removed from plane at Winnipeg airport with possible case of novel coronavirus

 

A passenger has been removed from a plane at Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport with a possible case of COVID-19.

Global News has learned the passenger, a middle-aged woman who had recently been in China, fell ill on WestJet flight 448 from Vancouver to Winnipeg Thursday afternoon.

The airport was alerted about a medical emergency on board and Winnipeg Airports Authority spokesperson Tyler McAfee said first responders were mobilized.

Sources told Global News the woman exhibited symptoms that led to primary screening for COVID-19.

Passengers say paramedics in protective gear boarded the plane and removed the woman.

“They told us that we just had to stay seated for a while, before that they told us that someone was ill on the plane and asked if there was any medical personnel,” said Joey Curry, who was on the plane along with her husband, Bob.

“Nobody knew what was going on, so you can’t be too careful.”

Curry said the remaining passengers were kept on the plane for about an hour-and-a-half after the plane landed in Winnipeg around 2:16 p.m.

Fellow passenger Rose Barr from Winnipeg said she and others on the plane were concerned about COVID-19.

“Everyone was wearing masks and you’re kind of thinking ‘should we be pulling out our masks?” Barr said near the luggage return at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport after passengers were allowed off the plane.

It’s unclear if other passengers faced any additional screening.

The Winnipeg Airports Authority has referred all medical questions to health authorities.

In a statement, Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living said it is aware of the situation but wouldn’t provide any specific information “as it could result in the release of personal health information.”

“We can confirm that all appropriate precautions and procedures are being followed,” said a Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living spokesperson.

The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service confirmed crews were called to the airport and took a woman to hospital from the plane.

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“Everyone was wearing masks and you’re kind of thinking ‘should we be pulling out our masks?” Barr said near the luggage return at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport after passengers were allowed off the plane.
 

Who carries masks with them??

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30 minutes ago, conehead said:

“Everyone was wearing masks and you’re kind of thinking ‘should we be pulling out our masks?” Barr said near the luggage return at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport after passengers were allowed off the plane.
 

Who carries masks with them??

Have you been through an airport lately? 

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Masks? Masks?  What mask....?

 

Apparently only the N95 mask will stop the virus from entering your respiration system. The masks you normally see, inexpensive "surgical masks)", that can be bought just about anywhere, will  do little to stop you from inhaling the virus....why?....... because there are gaps as the mask is not form/face fitting.

 

Not good masks.....

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Good masks..  N-95

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43 minutes ago, CanadaEH said:

Have you been through an airport lately? 

Yes, frequently.... I just don’t carry a mask. I have an immune system that protects me quite well, and I try to refrain from licking any icky surfaces. 😃

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Good luck buying N95s these days. I spoke with a rep from 3M the other day and they are under strict instructions to ration them. Global demand today is twice the manufacturing output and they haven’t even declared a pandemic - yet.

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49 minutes ago, Marshall said:

The N95 is only good if correctly sized and then fitted / worn properly.  

Like a condom.....right????

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50 minutes ago, Kip Powick said:

Like a condom.....right????

so you have seen the latest "Captain obvious ad" It is funny.,  

 

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