WestJet extends temperature screening across entire domestic network

May 22 2020, 2:44 pm

With many new adaptations to travel in the face of a global pandemic, airlines are beginning to reboot their systems to adjust for the coming resurgence of the travel industry.

West Jet announced on Friday that it’s previously instated non-contact temperature scanning tools will be expanded across their entire domestic flight network.

“Prior to boarding, temperature screening is conducted using a safe, non-contact infrared thermometer,” reads the announcement by WestJet. See their entire health and safety guidelines/measures before you travel.

“As we learn more about COVID-19, particularly as it relates to air travel, we are committed to taking a leadership role in the safety of our people and our guests.”

In addition to the expansion of travel precautions, WestJet also announced that it is continuing its partnership with the Government of Canada to host repatriation flights for Canadians currently stuck abroad.

Two flights have been added to their schedule. A flight on May 24 from Barbados to Toronto, and a flight on May 27 from El Salvador to Toronto.

The latter marks the 23rd repatriation flight.