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Media Advisory: WestJet MAX media availability following first commercial flight

CALGARY, AB, Jan. 20, 2021 /CNW/ - Media are invited to join WestJet virtually via Teams Live on Thursday, January 21, 2021, following the airline's first 737 MAX commercial flight for an update on the aircraft's safe return to service.

WestJet's first MAX flight following the opening of the skies will operate with the departure of WS155 from Calgary (YYC) to Vancouver (YVR) on January 21. Starting January 22, the MAX will operate three-times weekly as announced, between Calgary (YYC) and Toronto (YYZ). Additional return to service details are available here.

Media availability following the return of WestJet MAX to service.

Thursday, January 21, 2020 at 10:15 a.m. PT/11:15 a.m. MT/1:15 p.m. ET

Ed Sims, WestJet, President and CEO*
Captain Scott Wilson, WestJet, Vice-President Operations, operating WS155
Captain David Colquhoun, WestJet Master Executive Council Chair, Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), operating WS155
Chris Rauenbusch, President CUPE, Local 4070, WestJet Inflight, operating WS155

*NOTE: Ed Sims will be providing statement only

Teams Live, link to be provided with RSVP confirmation

Media are asked to please RSVP to the virtual media availability by email to no later than Wednesday, January 20 at 9:00 p.m. MT. Event link will be provided once RSVPs are received. Please note questions will be submitted via Team's chat through a moderator.

About WestJet  
Since the start of the pandemic the WestJet Group of Companies has built a layered framework of safety measures to ensure Canadians can continue to travel safely and responsibly through the airline's Safety Above All hygiene program. During this time, WestJet has maintained its status as one of the top-10 on-time airlines in North America as named by Cirium. 

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Recent recognition includes: 
2020/2019 Number-One Ranked Canadian Airline Loyalty Program in Member Engagement (Bond Brand Loyalty) 
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) 
2019/2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada) 

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