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Happy birthday, WestJet!


Hard to believe that it was 20 years ago that the carrier launched its first flight, but it is and the carrier is starting its next 20 years with a new Canadian-inspired logo, a birthday seat sale and lots more.

WestJet’s president and CEO, Gregg Saretsky observed that, “In just 20 years, WestJet has established itself as a great Canadian success story. From humble beginnings, we have grown to become an international airline and a strong contributor to the growth of Calgary, the province and the country.”

And Saretsky continued, “I would like to thank our nearly 12,000 WestJetters for their incredible dedication to delivering a remarkable guest experience through their caring, people-driven service, and our guests for their 20 years of loyalty and support.”

Clive Beddoe, co-founder of WestJet and chair of the board of directors, noted that, “We launched WestJet to make a difference in the lives of Canadians. We wanted to do things differently right from the beginning, lowering fares, changing rules that didn’t make sense and making it possible for more people than ever before to travel by air.”

Beddoe pointed out that, “Over the past 20 years, we’ve helped to connect families, fulfilled vacation dreams and made business travel more affordable so companies could grow and prosper. WestJet’s success is a testament to our WestJetters’ hard work and caring commitment and I thank them for this. It’s been a wonderful 20 years, and we look forward to many more.”

As part of its birthday celebrations, WestJet is rolling out its new logo featuring a stylized blue and teal maple leaf. The logo is intended to denote WestJet’s proud Canadian heritage as the company continues its international expansion.

First unveiled on its 767-300 aircraft last year, the logo will appear on new WestJet aircraft being delivered in 2016 as well as on http://www.westjet.com, airport signage, boarding passes and other branded items.

As well, the carrier has launched a 20th Birthday Sale featuring savings on flights and vacation packages to select destinations in Canada, the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. The sale runs until March 7 for travel from April 1 until June 28.

Travel Courier Issue Date: Mar 03, 2016
Posted in Air



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