WestJet merger with Sunwing raises journey value considerations

WestJet has introduced it is going to be integrating Sunwing Airways into its major enterprise following its acquisition of the airline in a transfer that has drawn considerations over doable will increase in journey prices.

The Canadian authorities authorised the acquisition regardless of warnings from the Competitors Bureau that the choice would result in increased costs and decreased providers for travellers.

John Gradek, a lecturer at McGill College’s aviation administration program, doubled down on the Competitors Bureau’s considerations saying the combination may imply fewer flights to main trip spots in Mexico, the US and the Caribbean.

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This determination comes simply over one week after it was introduced that Swoop could be merged into the flagship firm as nicely.

Each integrations spotlight the main consolidations inside the Canadian airline markets following WestJet’s unique acquisition of Sunwing’s major and trip divisions final month.

Sunwing Holidays will stay as a separate model offering trip packages for travellers whereas the airline itself is merged into one with WestJet.

Swoop is anticipated to be totally merged by late October of this yr, with the Sunwing integration to observe.

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