WestJet feeling the energy

We are pleased to continue working with Suncor as its primary charter flight provider in getting employees and contractors to and from the energy company’s operations in Northern Alberta. The original contract was signed in 2016.

Over the last few years, WestJet and Suncor have worked together to find efficiencies and keep safety top of mind, especially this year. While boarding the plane may look a little different in 2021 than in 2016, working together with one of Alberta’s major employers to safely get their people to work and back has remained the same. WestJet’s team works to ensure that on all flights, health and safety regulations are met. This includes wearing mandatory face coverings, practicing social distancing during boarding and deplaning and that each aircraft is sanitized prior to flight. Just like the rest of the fleet, WestJet’s Safety Above All program ensures multiple layers of safety for all onboard.

“We are proud to continue our Suncor service to facilitate seamless, safe, on time movement of their workers,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Vice-President, Network & Revenue. “As Suncor’s primary provider of charter services, we handle every element with care and attention and work hard to ensure the company’s employees are taken care of so that they can focus on the days ahead at their job site and can relax when they are off shift. It’s our job to set them up for success.”

WestJet has been flying a combination of Boeing 737NG and Encore Q400 aircraft between Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon and Suncor’s operations in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta.

“Our relationship with WestJet was built on trust, safety and a collective approach focused on value optimization,” said Joe Vetrone, Suncor SVP operations services. “We are pleased to be working with them as our primary charter flight provider, where their commitment to our people and willingness to collaborate has helped build a strong business partnership.”