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WestJet reports August long weekend operational success

Airline flew more than a quarter of a million guests across network from August 4 – 7, 2023

ALBERTA, Canada – Canada’s 2023 summer travel season continues to see demand in excess of pre-pandemic levels and the August long weekend was no exception. Flying more than a quarter of a million guests, WestJet reported a strong operational performance throughout one of Canada’s busiest travel weekends.

Reporting a completion factor of 98.3 percent and an on-time performance of 66.2 percent of all flights throughout the August long weekend, the airline continues to demonstrate continued operational improvements to support the travel plans of its guests.

“As we pass the halfway mark of summer, we are seeing our commitment to operational excellence come to fruition, as we make significant strides in providing our guests with the affordable, friendly and reliable travel experience WestJet is known for,” said Diederik Pen, WestJet Group chief operating officer. “Throughout the months of June and July, we saw WestJet’s operational dependability in action, and we are extremely proud of the effort of all WestJetters that went into ensuring a successful operation over the long weekend.”

In 27 years of serving Canadians, WestJet has cut airfares in half and increased the flying population in Canada to more than 50 percent. WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, growing over the years to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 110 destinations in 24 countries.



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