Friday, 8 March 2019

WestJet celebrates International Women's Day with all female flight and ground crews

"Women of WestJet" highlighted in the latest video

To mark International Women's Day, WestJet today is proud to operate flights 2250 and 2251 with all-female flight and ground crews in recognition of its female workforce and women in aviation. Flight 2250 departed Calgary at 8:24 a.m. and is scheduled to arrive in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at 2:19 p.m. local.

"We are proud to share that approximately 56 per cent of our workforce is female," said Mark Porter, WestJet's Executive Vice-President, People and Culture. "The strength of female talent represented across all departments at WestJet is a great competitive advantage to our business and talent strategy. WestJet continues to focus on hiring and developing talented female leaders, promoting careers for women in aviation and providing mentorship opportunities to ensure gender equality is achieved at all levels."


WestJet is also celebrating women across its workforce on International Women's Day with a video that showcases 10 inspiring 'Women of WestJet' in roles across the airline.

Women represent seven percent of WestJet's pilot workforce against the international average of approximately four percent.

More information on WestJet's culture is available online here: https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/about-us/jobs/culture, while information on careers is available here: https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/about-us/jobs/index.

Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.