Quiet little merger in the works up in Canada with WestJet and Sunwing Airlines


Apr 26, 2005
Interesting merger. WestJet will grow to a little over 10K in employees. Wonder if SWA will again entertain hooking up with WestJet again. Another way to grow fast and get more aircraft quickly.
Odd quote from Pilots indicate that neither WestJet or Sunwing told the Pilots about the merger until it came out in the news postings.

Can’t do cross border mergers.

Do you even think or research before you post?

There are foreign ownership limits.

“Foreign ownership in Canadian airlines can't be higher than 49%. That percentage drops to 25% if the foreign investment is from one individual. There are also rules around foreign interests controlling a Canadian carrier”


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