While Canada has had its share of low-cost airlines - WestJet itself began as a discount airline and Air Canada has seen success with its Rouge brand - ultra low-cost carriers (ULCCs), which offer extremely low fares but no frills, have struggled to ...
MONTREAL, April 20 WestJet Airlines Ltd said on Thursday it plans to launch an ultra-low-cost carrier in Canada in a move that would intensify competition with domestic rivals, including Air Canada's lower-priced Rouge service.
WestJet Airlines Ltd. has been experiencing “reliability and on-time performance challenges” with its new overseas flights to London, forcing it to cancel 10 flights and delay several others in the first two months of operations.
In another possible blow to Bombardier Inc., WestJet Airlines Ltd. is in talks with the struggling company to slow down deliveries of the Q400 turboprops it has on order, part of a broader strategy to cope with Alberta's deteriorating economy.
Canada's WestJet Airlines Ltd reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by lower fuel costs. Calgary-based WestJet's fuel expenses, typically an airline's largest variable cost, fell nearly 21 per cent to $166.4 million.