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WestJet Ignites Holiday Spirit in Annual ‘Christmas Miracle’ Video

WestJet Ignites Holiday Spirit in Annual ‘Christmas Miracle’ Video

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WestJet’s Santa Claus surprises travellers at Winnipeg’s airport on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

Travellers at 12 Canadian airports have been gifted the joy of Christmas magic over the last several weeks as WestJet surprised guests as part of its annual Christmas Miracle celebration.

The Calgary-based airline’s 12 Flights of Christmas made a pitstop in Winnipeg on November 21, where members of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet performed an abbreviated version of Nutcracker.

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WestJet, Delta Sign Preliminary Deal to Deepen Cross-Border Partnership

WestJet, Delta Sign Preliminary Deal to Deepen Cross-Border Partnership

By Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

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WestJet and Delta Air Lines plan to form a joint venture that will enhance transborder service and deepen the relationship between the two companies.

They said in a statement early Wednesday that the joint venture, which has yet to be approved, would increase travel choices between Canada and the United States along with enhanced frequent flyer benefits.

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WestJet Orders Long-Reaching Dreamliners as Part of Market Expansion

WestJet Orders Long-Reaching Dreamliners as Part of Market Expansion

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WestJet Airlines President & CEO Gregg Saretsky speaks during the company’s annual general meeting in Calgary, Alta. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal)

Asia and South America, and to expand its service into the European market.

The initial order with the Boeing Company is for 10 aircraft to be delivered between the first quarter of 2019 and December 2021, with options for an additional 10 aircraft to be delivered between 2020 and 2024.

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WestJet to Fly Low-Cost Carrier by End of the Year

WestJet to Fly Low-Cost Carrier by End of the Year

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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)

WestJet plans to introduce a new ultra-low-cost carrier with expectations to get it off the ground by late 2017.

The Calgary-based airline says it will include an initial fleet of 10 high-density Boeing 737-800s.

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WestJet Launches Non-Stop Flights Between Winnipeg and Hamilton

WestJet Launches Non-Stop Flights Between Winnipeg and Hamilton

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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)

Travellers flying to Hamilton, Ontario from Winnipeg and vice versa can now do so directly on WestJet.

The airline launched its non-stop service between the two cities on Tuesday with a departing flight from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

“These routes mean lower fares and reduced travel times for Hamiltonians visiting friends and family in Halifax, Edmonton and Winnipeg and vice versa,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet vice-president, network planning.

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