WestJet was founded in 1996 by a team of Calgary entrepreneurs, headed by Clive Beddoe, as a Western Canadian regional carrier with three aircrafts flying to five cities. Today, WestJet is Canada’s leading high-value low-fare airline, offering scheduled service to 55 destinations in Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean, with its fleet of 76 Boeing Next-Generation 737-series aircraft.
WestJet strives to offer guests a friendly, efficient and relaxing experience from time of booking to final destination. Guests now have a variety of innovative options to make their travels as smooth as possible. WestJet’s check-in choices include web check-in; mobile check-in, self serve check-in kiosks at most airports or traditional counter check-in. Some of WestJet’s airports have also adopted the cost-effective and space-saving flow-through check-in. WestJet was the first airline in North America to launch the electronic boarding pass which is accepted at all Canadian destinations. WestJet’s fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft are equipped with increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV. Guests can also enjoy all the comforts of WestJet lounges. Now open at airports in Calgary, Winnipeg and Vancouver, WestJet lounges offer guests a quiet place to work or relax before their flight.