13 December, 2018

WestJet responds to Canada's new crew fatigue regulations

On Wednesday, the Canadian Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau released details of the new Canadian regulations regarding crew fatigue.  Following that announcement, leading low-cost Canadian airline, WestJet issued this response.

"The safety of our guests and our crew is of utmost importance," said Scott Wilson, WestJet Vice-President, Operations. "We welcome the Minister's announcement outlining the move to new flight and duty time regulations. Utilising scientific principles on fatigue will provide prevention and mitigation while aligning with international standards and best practices."

As outlined in the new regulations, WestJet will work to implement the updated crew fatigue standards over the next 24 months. WestJet has provided safe flying to Canadians since 1996 and now operates more than 700 daily flights to more than 100 destinations across North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe.