WestJet And Sunwing To Merge

WestJet And Sunwing To Merge

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WestJet and Sunwing airlines have announced today that they will merge, creating a larger WestJet brand. According to the article posted by WestJet, they will form a new brand that will be mainly operating and carrying tour groups. No other details have been provided.

“Following the close of the transaction, a new tour operating business unit will be created under the WestJet Group, to include both Sunwing Vacations and WestJet Vacations Inc., and will be led by Sunwing CEO Stephen Hunter. Sunwing’s current shareholders will become equity holders in the WestJet Group.”

“This is an exciting moment for WestJet, Sunwing and Canada’s travel industry,” said Alexis von Hoensbroech, CEO of WestJet. “We are bringing together two highly complementary businesses with powerhouse brands to strengthen our successful leisure business and deliver greater value to our guests.”

“Canadian travellers will have access to more competitive airfares and affordable vacation packages through the combined strength of the companies. The tour operator business will be headquartered in Toronto, with a Quebec head office in Laval and the business will continue to market the Sunwing brand alongside WestJet Vacations. The WestJet Group will maintain its head office in Calgary.”

The deal is expected to close later in 2022.

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So are they actually gonna merge or are we gonna do the Air Canada - Air Transat thing again?

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How interesting! That’s exciting news!

This is good for WSVG. More Routes 🙌🏼 more pilots in the future to join this Great Bunch in WestJet! Right @Ecoops123 😉

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