WestJet announced that it has reached a multi-year agreement as primary provider for Suncor Energy to fly employees and contractors to and from its oil sands operations in Northern Alberta beginning in early November.
WestJet will use a combination of its Boeing 737 Next-Generation and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft to fly Suncor employees and contractors between Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Kelowna, Saskatoon, and Fort McMurrayand its operations in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta.
The agreement will involve more than 100 weekly flights.
“We are very pleased to work with another great Canadian company like Suncor,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial.
“Positioning us as the primary provider of charter services for Suncor, this agreement will facilitate the seamless movement of energy sector workers to and from their job sites, as well as from across the WestJet network.”