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WestJet's pushing into US market with Southwest and Mokulele codeshare agreements


Southwest Airlines: WestJet and the largest US domestic airline and LCC, Southwest Airlines, executed (24-Dec-08) a definitive agreement that will allow the two airlines to deliver code-sharing capability in late 2009. The MoU to build a distribution and codeshare agreement (signed in Jul-08) represents a significant step in WestJet’s plan to increase its presence in the US market. The airlines plan to announce codeshare flight schedules in 2H09. [1490 words]

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  • Excels in the face of one of the toughest Christmas travel seasons in Canadian history
  • Expects to be "dominant" domestic carrier in Canada by 2011
  • Continues with effective seasonal deployment strategy; network keeps on growing
  • Adds seats-remaining feature
  • Introduces new comfort pack

Graphs and data:

  • Year-on-year North American carrier's domestic passenger capacity growth (% change year-on-year): 2008
  • Canada domestic capacity share by carrier (seats per week as % of total): Week commencing 19-Jan-09
  • WestJet fleet plan: 2009 to 2013
  • WestJet recent route changes announcements: Nov-08 to Jan-09
  • WestJet international capacity breakdown by market (seats per week as % of total): Week commencing 19-Jan-09
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