WestJet 1Q profit up 30%; no short-term leases for MAX coverage

Credit: Rob Finlayson
Despite the loss of revenue from 18 days of grounded Boeing MAXs at the end of last quarter, WestJet posted a C$45.6 million ($33.8 million) profit, up 30% from $34.2 million in the year-ago period. Revenue totaled C$1.26 billion, up 6% year-over-year. Systemwide RASM was up 0.2%. CASM rose 0.9%...

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