WestJet: 1 April Update

Provided directly from WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership


The safety of our guests and WestJetters has and continues to be our top priority. In these uncertain times, we continue to make important changes to our business and operations, for the safety and peace of mind of all.

Moving forward, from now until May 4, 2020, the middle seat on our Boeing 737s and 787 aircraft and every other seat on our Bombardier Q400 will be unavailable to book.

We’ve made this change to ensure our guests and crew can continue to fly safely and have more space to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

As we navigate our way through the COVID-19 crisis together, we are also encouraging our guests to follow these guidelines while boarding and on our aircraft:

  • Keeping 2 meters (6ft) of distance between the guest in front and behind when boarding 
  • Using the WestJet App to download boarding passes to display on phones
  • Using the disinfectant wipes provided during boarding to wipe down seats and table trays
  • Avoid lining up for washrooms

WestJet remains focused on the health and safety of our employees and guests as well as maintaining essential domestic service to the Canadian communities we serve. We hold ourselves to the highest standard to create an environment as clean as realistically possible and continue to expand and enhance our sanitization measures onboard to keep our guests and crew safe. More information is available here

Read more about seat distancing on the WestJet Blog here

AFFECTED FLIGHTS – visit the blog (updated)