Hey everyone, just wanted to wish WestJet a Happy 8th Birthday (February 29th - 1996 to February 29th 2004). Thanks to all of you that have supported WestJet over the last 8 years, and here's to many many more to come.
I was at our birthday party in Calgary this past weekend, along with 1600 other people.
The "little airline that could"..
..has gone from 3 aircraft to 48 in just eight years..
..is worth $2.4 billion..
..has 30% of the domestic market share..
..has gone from 250 employees in 1996 to over 4200 in just eight years..
..was grounded for one week in the first year of operations, but still remains today..
..is the second most respected company in Canada..
..has one of the most respected CEO's in Canada..
..was voted number one for customer service in Canada..
..had the second best on-time performance in North America in 2003..
..has remained profitable for 28 straight quarters..