WestJet has transported Air Cadets to YQF
for free, flown sick kids on "Dreams Take Flight" type of promotions, and donate plenty of flights as prizes to charities and community lotteries. Check WestJet's website, they have a link there, rather prominantly, on how one can obtain a corporate donation from the company.
has had a lot of bad press in the past years, and Canadians (and the media) tend to love to hate Air Canada. It's not all deserved, granted, but AC
has definately dug a lot of the hole it's currently in, all on it's own.
It's good to see at least some motions by the company to improve an image which has taken a back seat to other issues which have been brought up in the past couple of years - whether it be their restructuring, the public union problems or the rash of bad PR
horror stories that proliferated after AC
's takeover of CP