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WestJet appoints Harry Taylor as interim president & CEO

With the announced retirement of WestJet’s current CEO Ed Sims, the airline has named Harry Taylor as interim president and chief executive officer (CEO), with a transition period taking place between late November and mid-December 2021. Taylor joined WestJet in 2015 as executive vice-president and chief financial officer (CFO). During this time, he led the […]

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CUPE and WestJet reach tentative agreement

On Feb. 28, 2021, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and WestJet announced a tentative first collective agreement for the airline’s mainline cabin crew. CUPE has represented cabin crew at WestJet since July 2018. The parties have been engaged in collective bargaining towards a first union contract since April 2019. President Chris Rauenbusch of CUPE […]

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COVID Impacts at YVR

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Boeing 737 MAX returns to Canadian skies

More than just another item on a to-do list, safety is a core value at YVR. It is also the top priority for Transport Canada and its airline partners. As the federal institution responsible for transportation policies and programs, Transport Canada’s safety experts spent more than 15,000 hours independently verifying changes to the Boeing 737 […]

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Canada’s new air passenger bill of rights

The Canadian Transportation Agency’s (CTA) second half of Canada’s air passenger rights’ bill, which outlines what form of compensation passengers are entitled to when their flights are delayed or cancelled, is now in effect. The CTA’s first phase of the passenger bill of rights was introduced in July 2019 and laid out new rules for […]

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