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Supreme Court Won’t Hear WestJet Appeal in Harassment Case

Supreme Court Won’t Hear WestJet Appeal in Harassment Case

By The Canadian Press

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A Westjet Boeing 737-700 taxis to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on February 3, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

OTTAWA — WestJet Airlines has lost a legal bid to put an end to a proposed class-action harassment lawsuit.

The Supreme Court of Canada refused today to hear WestJet’s arguments to quash the suit launched by a former flight attendant.

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Gerald Schwartz: The Former Winnipegger Behind Onex and the WestJet Deal

Gerald Schwartz: The Former Winnipegger Behind Onex and the WestJet Deal

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Gerry Schwartz, Chairman and President and Chief Executive Officer of Onex Corporation, addresses shareholders during their annual general meeting in Toronto, Thursday, May 8 2008. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/J.P. Moczulski)

WINNIPEG — The wealthy Canadian behind a deal to buy WestJet has a reputation for his stellar business acumen and for owning a mansion among mansions in downtown Toronto, but a longtime family friend and associate say the titan has not forgotten his humbler beginnings.

On Monday it was announced that Toronto-based private equity firm Onex Corp. signed a deal to buy the Calgary-based airline for $3.5 billion. The man behind the yoke of the transaction for Onex is its 77-year-old founder and chief executive officer, Gerald Schwartz.

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WestJet to Be Sold in $5B Deal to Onex, Including Debt

WestJet to Be Sold in $5B Deal to Onex, Including Debt

By The Canadian Press

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The tail of a WestJet plane dwarfs the Calgary skyline before the airline’s annual meeting in Calgary, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY — Onex Corp. has signed a friendly deal to buy WestJet Airlines Ltd. in a transaction it valued at $5 billion, including assumed debt.

Under the agreement announced Monday, Onex will pay $31 per share for WestJet, which will continue to operate as a privately held company.

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Global Panel to Review FAA Approval of Boeing 737 Max Flight Controls

Global Panel to Review FAA Approval of Boeing 737 Max Flight Controls

By The Associated Press

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An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max aircraft arriving from Toronto prepares to land at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on March 12, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

CHICAGO — A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max’s flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities, including Transport Canada, have confirmed participation in a technical review promised by the agency.

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Airlines Shift Planes to Get March Break Travellers Home Amid Max 8 Grounding

Airlines Shift Planes to Get March Break Travellers Home Amid Max 8 Grounding

By Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

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An Air Canada Boeing 737 Max aircraft arriving from Toronto prepares to land at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on March 12, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO — Two Canadian airlines dealing with the grounding of Boeing Max 8 jets say they have re-assigned other planes to accommodate travellers returning home from March Break vacations.

Both Air Canada and WestJet said Sunday they shifted planes to focus on routes taking travellers to and from vacation destinations like Mexico and the Caribbean.

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WestJet Warns of Telemarketing Scam Targeting Canadians

WestJet Warns of Telemarketing Scam Targeting Canadians

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A Westjet Boeing 737-700 taxis to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on February 3, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WestJet is warning Canadians about a telemarketing scam where fraudsters are posing as WestJet representatives.

The Calgary-based airline says it doesn’t engage in telephone marketing and reminds the public to avoid sharing their credit card numbers and other private information with callers posing as WestJet.

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Swoop to Connect Winnipeg to Kelowna, Abbotsford

Swoop to Connect Winnipeg to Kelowna, Abbotsford

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Swoop Airlines Boeing 737 on display during their media event, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton)

Ultra-low-cost airline Swoop has added new routes between Winnipeg and Kelowna, B.C. as part of its summer schedule.

The WestJet-affiliated airline will offer service between Manitoba’s capital and the Okanagan three times per week for $119. The schedule also sees the return of the seasonal route between Abbotsford, B.C. and Winnipeg four times per week for $129.

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Swoop Summer Schedule Adds Edmonton, Hamilton Flights from Winnipeg

Swoop Summer Schedule Adds Edmonton, Hamilton Flights from Winnipeg

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Swoop Airlines Boeing 737 on display during their media event, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ont. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tara Walton)

Swoop Airlines will run Winnipeg to Edmonton and Winnipeg to Hamilton legs as part of their 2019 summer schedule.

The WestJet-owned low-fare air carrier released part of its upcoming summer schedule on Tuesday, making flights available for booking from April 28 to October 26, 2019.

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