WestJet Experiences 22% Spike in Flight Movements

WestJet Experiences 22% Spike in Flight Movements
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This week, WestJet has experienced a 22% spike in flight movements as the Summer 2023 season continues to ramp up in intensity.

Using data from RadarBox.com, we will look at how the carrier has been performing so far this Summer and whether there is any further scope for more growth.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

WestJet’s Numbers Are Strong & Positive…


WestJet Experiences 22% Spike in Flight Movements
Data provided by RadarBox.com.

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For July 4-11, WestJet operated 568 flights, based on a seven-day rolling average provided by the flight tracking company.

This represents an increase of 22.15% compared to the same period last year and is 164 movements stronger than in 2019.

Below is the last four weeks’ worth of data based on the airline’s performance:

Date2019 Numbers2022 Numbers2023 NumbersPercentage Difference (2023 vs. 2022)
June 6-13369 movements366 movements544 movements+48.63%
June 13-20376 movements382 movements539 movements+41.10%
June 20-27391 movements369 movements548 movements+48.51%
June 27-July 4401 movements363 movements551 movements+51.79%

The data clearly shows that 2023 is definitely WestJet’s year for growth, as for the last four weeks at least, the carrier has completely blown 2019’s numbers out of the water.

As observed in the graph, it is clear that the carrier is on an upward trajectory to operate more flights throughout the Summer period.

All eyes will be on them to see how much further they can take these numbers and whether this will form the foundation for a successful winter season ahead as well.

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