WestJet Canada Planning to Launch New Ultra Low Cost Carrier at End of 2017

Flying nowadays has become a pricey endeavour. Between needing to pay for checked bags, extra bags or even carry-on bags, it sometimes feels like hopping in your car and driving might be the more budget friendly option – though this option won’t really get you across the Atlantic/Pacific. WestJet Canada has recently recognized that their low-cost carrier services that initially made them so popular in 1996 when they first opened have become difficult to maintain, especially with their more than a 100 worldwide destinations and state-of-the-art aircrafts.

That is why WestJet has decided to launch a new ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) at the end of 2017. This ULCC is a kind of carrier that has become more popular in the past few years with other airlines. The airline essentially strips a flight of all the additional frills to a very low price, and then with each additional ‘frill’ you add to your flight (e.g. airport check-in fee, checked baggage, etc.) you will add an additional expense to your flight.

The carriers are also more densely packed than regular airlines, but the prices are much cheaper than others making those tighter quarters more bearable. WestJet has yet to give an official name to this ULCC, but they have said that they plan to launch officially by the end of 2017, hopefully in time for you to begin booking inexpensive holiday travel.

You can learn more about the launch of the ULCC from WestJet Canada here.

2 responses to “WestJet Canada Planning to Launch New Ultra Low Cost Carrier at End of 2017”

  1. Joe Brigade says:

    Should call it LessJet

  2. Georgia says:

    It would be great if West Jet stopped having pets in the cabin. Poor animals have to be squished in their carrier for hours. Not nice for people with allergies iether


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