WestJet will provide more seat capacity for Thomas CookÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Sunquest vacation product for the 2012-2013 winter season, after the two agreed to expand their two-year partnership.
"Known for its quality, reliability and outstanding customer service, WestJet has been a key partner for Sunquest and the wider portfolio of Thomas Cook Canada brands for the last couple of years," said Dean Moore, CEO of Thomas Cook North America. "This enhanced relationship provides us with the opportunity to expand our product offering by taking advantage of the significant scale of WestJet's fleet and the breadth of their network.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Gregg Saretsky, WestJet president and CEO, said: "Not only will this improve our fleet utilization, it provides further economic justification for WestJet's fleet growth in the coming years.
"We have now made the decision to cover a component of the Thomas Cook seat purchase by extending the leases on three aircraft that were due to be returned in early 2013. Together with three new aircraft deliveries in 2012 and five in 2013, our entire fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737s creates a unique opportunity for WestJet to serve the capacity needs of the Thomas Cook Canada business in a cost-effective way."
WestJet will announce its 2012-2013 winter schedule in late July.