WestJet’s new fare bundles

WestJet has introduced three new fare bundles—Econo, Flex, and Plus—which provides travellers with variations in seat spacing, ticket flexibility and costs and offers a range to suit all budgets.

The Econo package will be aimed at the price-sensitive traveller and there will be additional fees to change or cancel a flight.

The Flex package will offer more flexibility, such as access to emergency rows and advanced boarding but there will also be charges for itinerary changes or cancellations.

Aimed at the business traveller, Plus will allow free change of flights, refund tickets to original form of payment, include on-board snacks, meals and alcoholic drinks and, for the first time, Plus passengers will be allowed to board first.

WestJet has begun reconfiguring its Boeing 737 aircraft to offer a 91-centimetre spacing on 24 seats at the front of the aircraft for Plus package passengers.

WestJet’s executive vice president and chief financial officer Vito Culmone said he expects the bundles to add a “very, very significant” $50- to $80-million annual contribution to the company’s earnings.

For more information, visit westjet.com.