April 1 alert: WestJet eases restrictions on pets in the cabin
Airline looks to attract more guests who want to travel with the family pet
CALGARY, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced the easing of restrictions on pets in the cabin. All WestJet flights will now allow for any type of animal to travel in the cabin provided it fits safely on board the aircraft. Further, the airline will no longer require animals to be kept in kennels while on board the aircraft.
"We recognize that a growing number of families want to travel with their 'extended' family and we are proud to be the first airline to offer this type of service," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet's Vice-President, Communications and Community Relations.
"Today, the definition of the family pet has grown to include animals beyond a dog or a cat and our more liberal approach will allow these guests and all their pets to move freely about the cabin."
Further information about this initiative can be found at www.westjet.com/furryfamily.
WestJet is Canada's most preferred hareline, offering scheduled service to 85 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by an award-winning culture of animal care, WestJet clawed back the high cost of air travel in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,000 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.