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MEDIA ADVISORY: WestJet to unveil Dreamliner hangar

CALGARY, April 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Media are invited to the WestJet campus in Calgary on April 24, 2019 for the opening of the WestJet Dreamliner hangar. This facility is part of WestJet's dedication to providing an outstanding experience for both guests and WestJetters. It's unveiling marks another milestone in the history of the airline and its location is a sign of the airline's confidence and commitment to Calgary and Alberta.

Media will have access to the interior of the hangar and interview opportunities with key spokespeople.

Opening of WestJet's Dreamliner hangar

Wednesday, April 24 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Media are kindly asked to RSVP to  

WestJet Campus
New hangar – main bay
22 Aerial Place NE, Calgary, Alta.

10:45 a.m. MT
 – Media Check-in at new hangar – main bay.
11:15 a.m. MT – Ceremony starts

Speeches by:

  • Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO
  • Bob Sartor, President and CEO, Calgary International Airport Authority
  • Mayor Nenshi, City of Calgary
  • Kent Hehr, Member of Parliament
  • Blessing of the hangar by Hal Eagletail, Tsuut'ina Nation* Please note that there will be no filming/photography during the prayer portion of the blessing. Attendees will be informed on site as well.

11:45 a.m. Photo Opportunity/Media scrum
12:00 p.m. – Event concludes

Please park in Orange Lot across from visitor parking if the lot is full
*If you need to drop off equipment you can leave it with a media rep at the hangar. There will be a media check in there.

About WestJet

Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is proud to be recognized for three consecutive years as Best Airline in Canada (2017-19) and awarded among travellers' favorite Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (2019). From 2017-2018, WestJet was also awarded among travellers' favourite Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines in North America. The airline was also recognized among the Economy Class winners in North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit

Recent recognition includes:
2019/2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2019 Winner Among Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018/2017 Winner Among Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada)
2018 North America's Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)

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