WestJet Airlines Ltd. is a Canadian low-cost carrier that provides scheduled and charter air service to 90 destinations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Founded in 1996, it is currently the second-largest Canadian air carrier, behind Air Canada, operating an average of 425 flights and carrying over 45,000 passengers per day. In 2013, WestJet carried 18.5 million passengers, is non-unionized and is not part of any airline alliance. It operates variants of a single aircraft type, all from the Boeing 737 Next Generation family, although the company has announced plans to order larger widebody aircraft. Its subsidiary WestJet Encore also operates the Bombardier Q400. The airline's headquarters is located adjacent to the Calgary International Airport, which also serves as its hub. Its eastern hub is Toronto Pearson International Airport.
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