Six months ago, Experience The Skies published that WestJet was about to introduce a new type of domestic business class seating with the delivery of newer Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts starting in 2018 (refer to post). The airline used the occasion to also change the cabin’s name from “Plus” to “Premium”.Read More »WestJet Officially Introduces New “Premium” Branding
WestJet will debut new domestic business seat renamed “Premium” on new Boeing 737 MAX deliveries starting in 2019.
Part 1 of the WestJet long term growth story started off with the news of the airline extending its business model into ultra low cost, an overview of the company and the differences between the low cost and ultra low cost model. This part extends the discussion of the airline in the ultra low cost space including competitive analysis and key growth opportunities.
WestJet‘s journey started more than twenty years old. The airline is now the second biggest airline in Canada and has established itself as a key player for domestic, transborder / U.S., and Caribbean passenger traffic. The airline has ambitious plans to expand further with a new ultra low cost airline and a bigger international footprint. This multi-part series showcases the airline, its goals, competition and opportunities.
Air France announced a new low cost carrier named Joon to compete with its European and North American rivals in 2017.
Read More »Air France Unveiled New Low Cost Carrier Named Joon
Today’s news digest incorporates features on Skytrax, Delta Air Lines, Bombardier, United Airlines, Airbus, AirAsiaX, ANA All Nippon Airways, Air India and WestJet.
We reported earlier that NewLeaf Travel will begin commercial operations by February 2016 (News – January 7, 2016). Introductory fares start at CDN$89 to CDN$149 (tax included). In this insight, we will examine how competitive its product mix is against the incumbent airlines (Air Canada, WestJet, and Porter Airlines).
NewLeaf Travel unveils itself as a new “ultra-low-cost” alternative for travellers looking for cheap fares. Its focus will be connecting destinations between Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. Experience The Skies examines this new airline and how it compares to its biggest competitors Air Canada (AC), WestJet (WS) and Porter Airlines (PD).
The original post was published on November 10, 2014. Additional update was posted on March 20, 2015.
KLM (IATA Airline Code – KL) announced that it will start flying thrice weekly from its home hub Amsterdam (IATA Airport Code – AMS) to Edmonton, Canada (YEG) starting May 1, 2015. This will extend to four times weekly starting June 22, 2015.