WestJet begins flight cancellations as pilot strike/lockout looms

Minimizes the risk of travellers being left stranded

In anticipation of a potential strike/lockout by WestJet and Swoop pilots, the WestJet Group has begun to cancel its flights. The move prevents the abandonment of aircraft in remote locations without adequate support and facilitates proactive communication with passengers and crew, thereby minimizing the risk of travellers being left stranded.

As a tentative agreement has not yet been reached, the WestJet Group has begun parking the majority of its 737 and 787 fleet in a systematic, phased, and safe manner. However, operations for WestJet Encore, WestJet Link, and a limited number of 737 flights will continue during this period.

Travellers who are scheduled to fly with WestJet Group are advised to check the status of their flights before heading to the airport. Further information regarding flight status, travel changes, and more can be found on WestJet’s Guest Updates page or Swoop’s information hub.

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