(Last Updated On: December 17, 2019)
WestJet Airlines is a Canadian airline which was founded in 1996. It was started to be a low cost alternative to the country’s competing major airlines. It’s now the second largest Canadian air carrier and operates an average of 777 flights carrying an average of 26 million passengers a year. It operates three variants of the Boeing 737 Next Generation family, the Boeing 737 MAX, Boeing 767 and Boeing 787 aircraft. The vast majority of the aircraft ar the B737. It flies to 108 destinations in 25 countries throughout North and Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Its largest hub in terms of daily departures is Toronto Pearson International Airport.
A new captain joining the the WestJet family with limited experience/1 year experience will get a salary of $136 per hour and this will climb to CA$210/hour once one gets over 12 years experience. A first officer gets a starting salary of CA$56 per hour and once one gets over 12 years experience gets paid CA$128 per flight hour. Pilots are able to get a monthly guarantee of 77.5 hours and anything over 82.5 hours pays 150%.
Pilots are also entitled to a per diem pay of $2.83/hr for domestic and US flights and $3.09/hr for international flights.