WestJet celebrates International Women’s Day with all female flight and ground crews

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CALGARY, March 8, 2019 /CNW/ – To mark International Women’s Day, WestJet today is proud to operate flights 2250 and 2251 with all-female flight and ground crews in recognition of its female workforce and women in aviation. Flight 2250 departed Calgary at 8:24 a.m. and is scheduled to arrive in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at 2:19 p.m. local.

 “Women of WestJet” highlighted in latest video

WestJet's all female flight and ground crew from flight 2250 (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)
WestJet’s all female flight and ground crew from flight 2250 (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

“We are proud to share that approximately 56 per cent of our workforce is female,” said Mark Porter, WestJet’s Executive Vice-President, People and Culture. “The strength of female talent represented across all departments at WestJet is a great competitive advantage to our business and talent strategy. WestJet continues to focus on hiring and developing talented female leaders, promoting careers for women in aviation and providing mentorship opportunities to ensure gender equality is achieved at all levels.”

WestJet is also celebrating women across its workforce on International Women’s Day with a video that showcases 10 inspiring ‘Women of WestJet’ in roles across the airline.

Women represent seven percent of WestJet’s pilot workforce against the international average of approximately four percent.

More information on WestJet’s culture is available online here: https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/about-us/jobs/culture, while information on careers is available here: https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/about-us/jobs/index.

*https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/women-airline-pilots-a-tiny-percentage-and-only-growing-slowly-432247

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 as Best Airline in Canada and Travellers’ Choice winner – North America for 2017 and 2018 in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines. The airline was also named the Travellers’ Choice Winner – Economy, 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 westjet.com.  

Recent recognition includes:
2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada) 
2018 North America’s Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers’ Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America(TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Travellers’ Choice Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines)
2018/2017/2016 Canada’s Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2016 Canada’s most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)

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