WestJet's Boeing Max-8 Update

WestJet's Boeing Max-8 Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Boeing 737 Max-8 Update

CALGARY, Alberta. March 19, 2019.

This Monday (March 25), our flight schedules will reflect the removal of our 13 Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft through the end of April. We continue to monitor this dynamic situation and will balance further extension of a revised schedule as more information becomes available.

WestJet has 168 aircraft, or more than 93 per cent of our overall fleet, that remain in service. You can book your clients with confidence knowing that WestJet continues to fly throughout the network with the safety of guests and employees as the priority. Since the grounding of the MAX-8, of the more than 65,000 guests booked on MAX flights up to March 31, more than 85 per cent had little to no changes to their flight schedules.

We are closely in contact with Boeing, Transport Canada, and other regulators to understand how and when to safely reintroduce the MAX-8 aircraft into service. WestJet remains unrelenting in putting safety at the forefront and will thoroughly evaluate processes, procedures and any further required training before these aircraft once again take to the skies.

If your clients are impacted and you need to make adjustments, continue to use the existing waiver code ‘BMAX0319’.
Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

You will visit the following 3 places:

Cuba

Cuba

Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a sovereign state comprising the islands of Cuba, Isla de la Juventud and several archipelagos in the Caribbean Sea. The capital and largest city Havana. Havana had a large number of shows, events, and casinos catering to tourists. Geographically, Cuba is considered part of North America and culturally, it is considered part of Latin America. The island became a U.S. protectorate in 1898, and in 1902 it gained substantial independence. Between 1902 and 1959, many U.S. citizens lived in Cuba or frequently travelled to Cuba. It is the largest island in the Caribbean, and the second-most populous after Hispaniola, with over 11 million inhabitants. It is a multiethnic country whose people,culture and customs derive from diverse origins, including the aboriginal Taíno and   Ciboney peoples, the long period of Spanish colonialism, the introduction of African slaves, and a close relationship with the Soviet Union in the Cold War. Cuba is ranked high in human development by the United Nations, and performs well in health and education. In 2015, it became the first country to eradicate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, a milestone hailed by the World Health Organization as "one of the greatest public health achievements possible".

Mexico

Mexico

Mexico is a land of extremes, with high mountains and deep canyons in the center of the country, sweeping deserts in the north, and dense rain forests in the south and east. It is located between the U.S and Central America. Ancient ruins such as Teotihuacan (Aztec) and Chichen Itza (Mayan) are scattered throughout the country, as are Spanish colonial-era towns. In capital Mexico City, upscale shops, renowned museums and gourmet restaurants cater to modern life.

Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo, known officially as Santo Domingo de Guzmán, is the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic. Its metropolitan population was 2,084,852 in 2003, and estimated at 2,253,437 in 2006. The city is located on the Caribbean Sea, at the mouth of the Ozama River. Founded by Bartholomew Columbus in 1496, it is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas, and was the first seat of Spanish colonial rule in the New World. It lies within the boundaries of the Distrito Nacional (D.N.; "National District"), itself bordered on three sides by Santo Domingo Province. 

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