WestJet CEO pledges fares will not rise due to airline mergers

WestJet CEO pledges fares will not rise due to airline mergers

WestJet CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech says bringing Swoop and Sunwing Airlines under its banner won’t lead to higher airfares, since integrating the discount carriers will also tamp down costs. In a phone interview Wednesday, the chief executive said Canada’s second-biggest airline will be able to swap out planes more easily and expand the range of…

Why WestJet may be forced to chart a new path for Swoop in wake of deal with pilots

Why WestJet may be forced to chart a new path for Swoop in wake of deal with pilots

Integration of two airlines could be the end of the ultra low-cost model, say experts…