John Weatherill Takes On EVP & CCO Roles At WestJet

Arved von zur Muehlen is stepping down from his roles as Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer at WestJet on March 5, 2021.

The carrier’s president and CEO, Ed Sims said: “Arved’s strategic thinking and ability have been of huge value to WestJet. On behalf of our WestJetters and our board of directors, we thank Arved for all he has done.”

WestJet’s departing EVP and CCO, von zur Muehlen said: “I am grateful to our WestJetters, our guests and my colleagues on the executive team for having the opportunity to work for this great airline through some of the most pivotal times in our 25-year history. I will remain a big supporter of WestJet and look forward to seeing the airline recover, as it is well positioned for the challenges that lay ahead.”

WestJet announced that John Weatherill will be stepping into the role of Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer.

Weatherill has been with WestJet since August 2013 holding several roles within the airline’s commercial team: Director, of Network & Schedule Planning, Director of Revenue Management, Vice-President of Pricing & Revenue Management and his most recent role, Vice-President, Network & Revenue.

With more than 20 years in the aviation industry, Weatherill brings a wealth of airline experience to the role, and has been instrumental in the growth of WestJet including its move into transatlantic operations, premium cabin growth, branded fares, new ancillary products, and with the support of his team, managing the dramatic effects this pandemic has had on the airline’s network and schedule.

Said Sims: “We are fortunate to have a very strong and capable successor for Arved. John’s knowledge, experience and leadership will be strong assets as we shape our recovery and future.”

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John Weatherill takes on the roles of EVP and CCO for WestJet