WestJet Celebrates Innovation
THUNDER BAY – Aviation – On March 12, 2014, Thunder Bay International Airports Authority (TBIAA) joins WestJet Airlines in marking the 15th Anniversary of WestJet’s inaugural flight out of Thunder Bay International Airport. On March 12, 1999, Thunder Bay became the first airport in Ontario serviced by WestJet offering daily service to Calgary. Since then, WestJet service has extended to eastern Canada, U.S. and international destinations.
Scott McFadden, President and Chief Executive Officer: “Over the past fifteen years, WestJet Airlines has been an integral part of the continued growth of Thunder Bay International Airport.”
Earlier this year WestJet announced the introduction of its new Encore service to the Thunder Bay market, with service to commence in June 2014.
“Thunder Bay International Airports Authority has been a popular destination for WestJet, and now WestJet Encore, linking Eastern and Western Canada for the past 15 years,” said Ferio Pugliese, President, WestJet Encore.
“It is only fitting that, as we celebrate a successful history together, we should mark the occasion with another first: the launch of WestJet Encore. The people of Thunder Bay and the surrounding communities have provided WestJet with tremendous support, and proven that air service is important to them. We want to ensure that we can continue to provide as many options and value as possible with greater access to our growing network in the coming years, as we launch WestJet Encore service beginning this June.”
“WestJet continues to respond to the needs of our guests, providing services and amenities for both our business and leisure service guests.”
Recent recognition for WestJet includes:
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2013 Gold Stevie Award Best Transportation Company (American Business Awards)
2013 Chairman’s Circle Award: WestJet Vacations (CPSC)
2013 Canada’s Most Preferred Airline (Leger Marketing)
2013/2012 Canada’s Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine)