WestJet Responds to Catering Service Disruption at Toronto Pearson Airport

By Ivan PetrenkoMay 1, 2024 12:30 PMNews
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Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) anticipates a return to normal catering operations by Thursday, May 2, 2024. This follows a successful agreement ratification between WestJet’s catering vendor, Gate Gourmet, and its employees, which ended the recent labor disruption.

WestJet has been actively managing the situation since the labor action by Gate Gourmet began on April 16, 2024. In response to the disruption, the airline developed contingency plans to maintain essential onboard services, such as doubling catering on flights from alternative destinations stopping over in Toronto. This ensured that premium cabin passengers and those on transatlantic flights continued to receive meals or vouchers during the disruption.

For travelers flying out of Toronto between now and the expected resolution date of May 2, WestJet advises bringing additional snacks and beverages. The airline appreciates the patience and understanding shown by its passengers during this period and is committed to restoring full service as quickly as possible.

This proactive approach highlights WestJet’s dedication to passenger service and operational excellence, even in the face of unforeseen challenges. The resolution of the labor dispute promises a smooth resumption of services, enhancing the travel experience for all WestJet passengers flying through Toronto.

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