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Calgary-based WestJet records single largest day for passengers

DH Calgary Staff Jan 04, 2016 3:31 pm

The post-holiday rush provided WestJet with a new single-day record of 75,247 passengers across its airline network on Sunday.

According to a release, the Calgary-based airline’s previous record was 72,240 guests on July 31, 2015.

“As the busy holiday travel season winds down, we thank our guests for their loyalty and support,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial, in a statement.. “We also thank our more than 11,000 WestJetters for their hard work, dedication and caring service as we all work together to get our guests home safely.”

During the holiday season, WestJet also recorded the first time it had 20 million passengers in a single year. That record was set on December 27, 2015.

The airline offers 100 destinations around the world on a fleet of more than 140 aircraft. More destinations and aircraft will be introduced to its network throughout 2016.

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