The past year has been extremely challenging, and we know the pandemic has had an enormous impact on the airline industry, but there are still successes to celebrate.
The global tourism landscape has shifted dramatically over the last 25 years, with the number of annual Canadian passenger flights increasing nearly four times to 85.4 million in 2019. This is, in large part, a reflection of adding another major carrier to Canadian skies—Alberta-based success story, WestJet. Since its inception in 1996, WestJet has flown more than 300 million guests and made air travel possible for countless Canadians.
Here in Alberta, WestJet’s impact on air access in our province is undeniable.