WestJet sets new single-day record

Close to 53,000 passengers fly with airline on Feb. 26

WestJet announced a new single-day record for the airline, with 52,992 passengers flying on Feb. 26.

The previous record, set on Dec. 22, 2011, saw 52,397 guests fly across the airline’s network.

The new single-day record follows a busy week for travel which saw students at many Canadian post-secondary institutions head out for mid-term break. In provinces with a Family Day holiday, families took the week off to enjoy a warm-weather vacation.

“We love to welcome our guests on board, and with each new record, it’s clear that more Canadians are choosing our low fares and high value, our great guest experience and to travel with our fun and friendly WestJetters,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet’s executive vice-president of sales, marketing and guest experience. “We would like to thank our growing base of business travellers and, for this week in particular, students and their families for choosing to fly with us. We hope they had a fabulous break and we look forward to welcoming them on board a WestJet flight again in the very near future.”

On average, WestJet flies approximately 40,000 guests on 425 flights per day.