On January 8, 2021, WestJet declared some massive cuts to its plan subsequent the introduction of Canada’s new travel limits.
About 230 weekly departures will be eliminated right absent and “the equal of 1,000 workforce” will be impacted by the reduction.
“Promptly next the federal government’s inbound testing announcement on December 31, and with the continuation of the 14-day quarantine, we observed considerable reductions in new bookings and unparalleled cancellations,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO.
“This is a cruel result for faithful and hardworking employees who have been diligently doing work by way of the pandemic.”
The routes that will be lower incorporate:
- Edmonton–Puerto Vallarta
- Vancouver–Puerto Vallarta
- Vancouver–Los Angeles
- Vancouver–Palm Springs
- Calgary–Las Vegas
A number of international destinations will also be suspended.
With this, WestJet will be working only 150 each day departures. Numbers this minimal have not been viewed due to the fact June 2001.
“Regrettably, this new policy leaves us with no other alternative,” claimed Sims.