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About WestJet

WestJet Airlines is a Canadian low budget airline which operates scheduled and charter flights with long haul routes. The airline flies mainly from Calgary International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport to international destinations in Europe, North and Central America including the Caribbean and also domestic destinations in Canada. The airline's fleet is constantly updating and changing but currently consists of Boeing 767s.

WestJet was founded in 1996 as a low-cost airline competing with major players in the airline industry. Currently, the airline is the second-largest Canadian airline, after the national airline Air Canada.

The airline is the parent airline for WestJet Encore and Swoop.

WestJet Destinations

WestJet serves over 100 destinations in over 20 countries. The following tables summarise the current domestic and international destinations that WestJet currently serve.

Domestic Destinations

Calgary Calgary International Airport YYC
Edmonton Edmonton International Airport YEG
Abbotsford Abbotsford International Airport YXX
Comox CFB Comox YQQ
Kelowna Kelowna International Airport YLW
Prince George Prince George Airport YXS
Vancouver Vancouver International Airport YVR
Victoria Victoria International Airport YYJ
Winnipeg Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport YWG
Deer Lake/Corner Brook Deer Lake Regional Airport YDF
St. John's St. John's International Airport YYT
Halifax Halifax Stanfield International Airport YHZ
Sydney Sydney/J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport YQY
Hamilton John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport YHM
Kitchener/Waterloo Region of Waterloo International Airport YKF
London London International Airport YXU
Ottawa Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport YOW
Toronto Toronto Pearson International Airport YYZ
Windsor Windsor Airport YQG
Charlottetown Charlottetown Airport YYG
Montreal Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport YUL
Quebec City Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport YQB
Regina Regina International Airport YQR
Saskatoon Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport YXE
Whitehorse Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport YXY

International Destinations

Antigua and Barbuda St. John's V. C. Bird International Airport ANU
Aruba Oranjestad Queen Beatrix International Airport AUA
Bahamas Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport NAS
Barbados Bridgetown Grantley Adams International Airport BGI
Belize Belize City Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport BZE
Bermuda Hamilton L.F. Wade International Airport BDA
Cayman Islands George Town Owen Roberts International Airport GCM
Costa Rica Liberia Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport LIR
Costa Rica San José Juan Santamaría International Airport SJO
Cuba Cayo Coco Jardines del Rey Airport CCC
Cuba Holguín Frank País Airport HOG
Cuba Santa Clara Abel Santamaría Airport SNU
Cuba Varadero Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport VRA
Curaçao Willemstad Hato International Airport CUR
Dominican Republic Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperón International Airport POP
Dominican Republic Punta Cana Punta Cana International Airport PUJ
Dominican Republic Samaná Samaná El Catey International Airport AZS
France Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport CDG
Honduras Roatán Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport RTB
Ireland Dublin Dublin Airport DUB
Italy Rome Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport FCO
Jamaica Kingston Norman Manley International Airport KIN
Jamaica Montego Bay Sangster International Airport MBJ
Mexico Loreto Loreto International Airport LTO
Mexico San José del Cabo Los Cabos International Airport SJD
Mexico Manzanillo Playa de Oro International Airport ZLO
Mexico Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport ZIH
Mexico Puerto Vallarta Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport PVR
Mexico Huatulco Bahías de Huatulco International Airport HUX
Mexico Cancun Cancun International Airport CUN
Mexico Cozumel Cozumel International Airport CZM
Mexico Mazatlan General Rafael Buelna International Airport MZT
Mexico Mérida Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport MID
Puerto Rico San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport SJU
Saint Lucia Vieux Fort Hewanorra International Airport UVF
Sint Maarten Philipsburg Princess Juliana International Airport SXM
Spain Barcelona Barcelona–El Prat Airport BCN
Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain Piarco International Airport POS
Turks and Caicos Islands Providenciales Providenciales International Airport PLS
United Kingdom Glasgow Glasgow Airport GLA
United Kingdom London Gatwick Airport LGW
United States Phoenix Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport PHX
United States Mesa Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport AZA
United States Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport LAX
United States Orange County/Anaheim John Wayne Airport SNA
United States Palm Springs Palm Springs International Airport PSP
United States San Diego San Diego International Airport SAN
United States San Francisco San Francisco International Airport SFO
United States Denver Denver International Airport DEN
United States Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport FLL
United States Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport RSW
United States Miami Miami International Airport MIA
United States Orlando Orlando International Airport MCO
United States Tampa Tampa International Airport TPA
United States Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport ATL
United States Honolulu Daniel K. Inouye International Airport HNL
United States Kahului/Maui Kahului Airport OGG
United States Kona Kona International Airport KOA
United States Lihue Lihue Airport LIH
United States Las Vegas McCarran International Airport LAS
United States New York City John F. Kennedy International Airport JFK
United States New York City LaGuardia Airport LGA
United States Nashville Nashville International Airport BNA
United States Austin Austin-Bergstrom International Airport AUS
United States Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport IAH

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WestJet Baggage

Carry-on Baggage

Each passenger is allowed one piece of free carry-on luggage and one personal item in total.

The carry-on luggage must be within the following dimensions: 53 x 23 x 38cm.

The personal item must be within the following dimensions: 41 x 15 x 33cm.

Checked Baggage

Any item of checked baggage must be no more than 23 kilograms, or 50 pounds in weight, and have dimensions within 157 total centimetres or 62 total inches.

The amount of free baggage you get included on in your fare is dependent on the ticket type you have purchased:

  • A basic, Econo or Member Exclusive get no free checked baggage in their flight
  • A EconoFlex ticket holder is intitled to 1 free checked bag
  • A passenger with a Premium or Business ticket are permitted 2 x free checked bags.

WestJet Class Information

Economy Class

Economy Class is the most basic cabin class that the airline offers.

Economy Class Facilities

Economy Class passengers flying domestic and short-haul international flights are given a complimentary snack and drink, while passengers on long-haul flights are given a complimentary meal and drinks.

Passengers seats are also fitted with a personal monitor in which passengers can access the airline's inflight entertainment system. However, this might not be available on certain short-haul and domestic flights.

What are Economy Class Seats Like?

Economy Class seats are comfortable with ample room for each passenger. The formation of the seats differs from aircraft to aircraft but is generally in a 2 x 2 or 3 x 3 formation on short-haul flights and 2 x 3 x 2 or 3 x 3 x 3 formation for long-haul flights.

Premium Economy

Premium Economy gives passengers the full Economy experience but with more comfort and some added extras.

Premium Economy Class Facilities

Premium Economy gives passengers priority boarding and check-in, as well as an additional baggage allowance. Each passenger on Premium Economy is treated a little more attentively, from the welcome glass of champagne they receive onboard to the special amenity kit.

Most Premium Economy seats are fitted with a personal monitor in which passengers can access Westjet's inflight entertainment portal, which has a range of TV shows, films and games to enjoy. For flights that don't have monitors fitted, passengers can still connect to the airline's inflight entertainment system via their own personal electronic device.

What Are Premium Economy Seats Like?

Premium Economy seats are designed to give passengers extra space and more comfort. All Premium Economy seats are set out in either a 2 x 2, 2 x 2 x 2, or 2 x 3 x 2 formation.

Business Class

Business Class is the most upscale cabin class and is available exclusively on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Business Class Facilities

Business Class passengers can dine at any time with a choice of the airline's impressive inflight menu. Welcome drinks are received as soon as you arrive on board and the airline has a fantastic selection of Canadian and international wines.

Each passenger is given a Business Class amenity kit, access to the airline's lounge, priority check-in and boarding, as well as a bigger baggage allowance.

Each seat is fitted with a personal touch-screen monitor, which passengers can access the airline's inflight entertainment system through. The inflight entertainment system has a wide selection of television shows, movies and video games appropriate for all ages. Passengers are given noise-cancelling headphones so that they can enjoy the entertainment without interruption.

What Are Business Class Seats Like?

Business Class seats are within private pods, with a closable screen for extra privacy. Each seat transforms into a lie-flat bed, with blankets and pillows within each pod. Each seat has an overall seat pitch of 46 inches is 22 inches wide.

Each pod has an AC power outlet and USB port so that passengers can charge and power their electronic devices.

First Class

The airline doesn't have a First Class cabin.

WestJet In-Flight Entertainment

Passengers can download the WestJet app for free in order to stream hours of entertaining content directly from their phone, laptop or tablet. Flights not equipped with this system will be equipped with in-flight entertainment screens built into the back of the aircraft's seats.


The airline offers movies for all the family, from animated family movies to exciting new releases. The movie selection is frequently updated to keep you entertained on board your flight.


The airline's selection of TV shows offers something for passenger's of all tastes and ages. Find sitcoms, cartoons and engaging documentaries onboard your flight.


Meal Options

For Economy flights not on the Boeing 787, passengers are given a complimentary sweet or savoury snack, and can purchase any additional items from the onboard menu. Hot meals will be available for purchase on selected services, and passengers on flights longer than 2.5 hours can pre-purchase items from the menu up to 48 hours before travelling. For economy passengers on long-haul flights, passengers are offered complimentary food from the onboard menu which can be found online.

Passengers travelling in the premium cabin, for flights from 1 to 2.5 hours, passengers can enjoy a selection of sweet and savoury snacks. Flights over 2.5 hours can enjoy meals exclusive to the premium menu, which is included in their premium fare.

Enjoy Westjet’s Canadian-landscape inspired menu in Business class, with a choice of salads, mains and desserts available at any time for your convenience.

Special Dietary Requirements

The airline provides a selection of eight special meals which can be arranged by calling the airline call centre up to 24 hours in advance. The meals available are:

Drinks & Alcohol

Economy passengers are given complimentary soft drinks, tea and coffee. Additional beverages including beer, wine and spirits can be purchased on board.

Premium and Business Class passengers will enjoy a selection of beverages which is included in their fare. This includes alcoholic drinks such as wine, beer and spirits, but also hot and cold non-alcoholic drinks.

In addition, passengers in business class are offered a welcome drink of champagne.


WestJet offer paid inflight WiFi on board most of their flights. This is available once the plane hits cruise altitude, and is found via the WestJet Connect app. You will need to download the WestJet Connect app on your personal device before you board the plane, or you will not be able to download it and use once in flight.

The internet can only be used for browsing the web, email services and scrolling through social media. You will not be able to stream videos such as Netlfix.

Check-In Information

- Online Check-in

Passengers can choose to check themselves in via the online check-in service. This is available between 24 hours and 60 minutes before your flight is due to depart, or until 45 minutes before your flight for domestic flights.

- Airport Check-in

You can use the self-serve kiosks at the airport to check-in up to 24 hours before your flight.

If you'd prefer to check-in with the airport staff, you can do this from 3 hours to 60 minutes before your flight by visiting the WestJet check-in counter.

WestJet Frequent Flyer

The airline operates a frequent flyer program called WestJet Rewards to reward regular passengers with the airline. There are currently three tiers of membership; Teal, Silver and Gold.

Members can earn miles and then free checked bags, companion flights and airport lounge vouchers. To earn WestJet dollars, passengers will need to provide your WestJet Rewards ID when booking flights, Vacations Packages, or book car rentals and hotels online.

Airline Alliance

WestJet is not currently part of any official airline alliance, however, it has several interline agreements with airlines including Transaero Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Australia, LAN Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Fiji Airways, Condor, and Dragonair.

Special Services

Travelling with a Family

Passengers who are travelling as a family will be able to get priority boarding when travelling with young children. In addition, you will be able to select your seats for children under 13 so that you can be seated close to your family for no extra cost. In addition, passengers will not be charged to store strollers and car seats. Finally, the great inflight entertainment system of WestJet means that kids are kept busy with the great entertainment for all ages.

Travelling with a wheelchair

Passengers can request special assistance at the airport by contacting the airline directly 48 hours before flying and arranging this. There are three different types of assistance, ranging from step access, carry-on access or no-step access.

Special service animals

Passengers are permitted to bring with them an assistance dog, emotional support dog, service animal or psychiatric service dog free of charge. This is dependent on contacting the airline before booking your flight, to ensure that you fit the necessary requirements to be allowed the animal onboard.

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The airline operates an all-Boeing fleet, which is common for low-cost carriers. The airline currently has over 120 aircraft in its fleet, with an additional 50 on order. The table below summarises the current fleet, which is correct of December 2019.

Boeing 737-600 13
Boeing 737-700 52
Boeing 737-800 39
Boeing 737 MAX 7 /
Boeing 737 MAX 8 13
Boeing 737 MAX 10 /
Boeing 767-300ER 4
Boeing 787-9 3

Hub Airport

Calgary International Airport

Calgary International Airport is an international airport that serves Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Calgary International Airport acts as the hub airport for Air Canada West Jet, Flair Airlines, Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada Express. The airport has 4 runways and can handle nearly 20 million passengers every year. Airlines which fly to and from Calgary International Airport include Air Canada, Air Canada Express, Air North, Air Transat, British Airways, Delta Airlines, KLM, Northern Air, Sunwing Airlines and many others.

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