WestJet is a Canadian low-cost carrier based in Calgary, with secondary hubs in Toronto, Edmonton, Vancouver and Winnipeg. Using a fleet of B737NG and 787 aircraft, WestJet operates a network of domestic and regional services within Canada, as well as cross-border services to the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico. With a small fleet of 767s WestJet flies long haul across the Atlantic. Its regional subsidiary, WestJet Encore operates with a fleet of Bombardier Q400s.
WestJet announced Onex Corporation entered a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding WestJet shares for CAD31 (USD23) per share, after which the airline will operate as a privately held company. The transaction value is approximately CAD5 billion (USD3.7 billion) and approved by the Canadian Transportation Ministry in Jun-2019. The deal is expected to be closed by late 2019 or early 2020.
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