January 23rd, 2021

Canadian Press NewsAlert: WestJet to cut jobs, capacity due to new testing regime


By The Canadian Press on January 8, 2021.

A WestJet flight from Calgary arrives at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, N.S. on Monday, July 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

CALGARY – WestJet says up to 1,000 employees will be furloughed, temporarily laid off, put on unpaid leave or have their hours cut as a result of new travel rules from the federal government.

The airline also said it will cut up to 30 per cent of its capacity for February and March.

More coming.

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