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WestJet Encore best for on-time performance ranks regional airline tops among North American peers

CALGARY, Jan. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - WestJet Encore flights arrived at their destinations on schedule more than 90 per cent of the time in 2015 – the best among North American regional airlines – according to's seventh annual global on-time performance awards.

"To be the best in North America at arriving on time just a few short years after launching WestJet Encore is an extraordinary achievement," said Ferio Pugliese, President, WestJet Encore, and Executive Vice-President, WestJet. "Over the last 12 months we have made a concerted effort to improve our on-time performance and this is a tribute to the hard work of our WestJetters who operate our airline safely to best meet the needs of our guests."   

WestJet ranked second among the 10 largest North American airlines, arriving on time more than 85 per cent of the time. 

According to, "The FlightStats On-time Performance Service (OPS) Awards recognizes airlines and airports around the world that deliver the highest percentage of flights to their arrival gates within 15 minutes of the scheduled arrival time. To determine the finalists and winners, FlightStats examines flight status and arrival data aggregated from global sources including civil aviation authorities, airlines, airports and major airline reservation systems."

WestJet Encore operates a fleet of 25 Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. The airline serves 33 Canadian cities with 155 daily departures, and will launch new non-stop service between Toronto and Boston, its first U.S. destination, in March 2016.

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's highest-rated airline for customer service, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 150 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods  ̶  even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit  

Recent recognition includes:
2015/2011/2008-2005 Canada's 10 Most-Admired Corporate Cultures (Waterstone Human Capital)
2015/2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2015/2014/2013/2012 Top three brands in Canada (Canadian Business magazine)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in the Canada's Choice ranking (
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012/2011 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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