Release #: WJA 18.06
May 25, 2018

Settlement Process Reached Between WestJet Pilots and WestJet

Parties Agree to Mediation Followed by Binding Arbitration If Required

CALGARY, Alberta. May 25, 2018. WestJet and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) agreed today to a settlement process through the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.  The parties have agreed to mediation, and if required final and binding arbitration.

The parties wish to thank Minister Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour for her assistance and leadership in helping guide the parties to this settlement process.

WestJet guests can now book and travel with confidence.

To learn more about the WestJet pilots’ journey for their first contract at

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 60,000 pilots at 34 airlines in the United States and Canada, including the approximately 1,500 WestJet pilots and approximately 500 WestJet Encore pilots. Visit the ALPA website at or follow us on Twitter @WestJetALPA and Facebook @WestJetPilots.


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