Flight Path: How Westjet Is Flying High in Canada's Most Turbulent Industry

Flight Path: How Westjet Is Flying High in Canada's Most Turbulent Industry

by Paul Grescoe

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Flight Path: How Westjet Is Flying High in Canada's Most Turbulent Industry by Paul Grescoe

At a time when airlines across North America and around the world are facing crisis after crisis, and many collapsing into bankruptcy, WestJet has become Canada's most successful airline and one of the two most profitable carriers in North America.

WestJet got off the ground in 1996, with three aircraft and 220 employees serving just five western Canadian cities. Today, the company is soaring to new heights, with more than 6 million 'guests'; traveling on 44 planes, and WestJet's over 3,700 people providing service to 26 destinations.

Flight Path is the first book to chronicle the amazing success story of Canada's leading low-fare airline. It offers a detailed look at WestJet's path to success and holds valuable lessons for any business reader: the empowering corporate philosophy and people-first culture; the low-cost structure that drives profitability; the passion for customer service that puts the fun back into flying; the focus on technology innovations; and the unwavering commitment to providing safe, friendly, and affordable air travel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470834367
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/14/2004
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Paul Grescoe has been chronicling Western Canadian entrepreneurs for decades—from the legendary Vancouver billionaire Jim Pattison (Jimmy) to the Winnipeg couple who founded the Harlequin romance empire (The Merchants of Venus). With his wife, Audrey, he is also a compiler of three recent volumes of private correspondence that illuminate Canadian history. The Grescoes live on Bowen Island, a world away from the rest of British Columbia.

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