John Weatherill has been named vice president, Network Planning and Alliances. He will report to Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet’s COO. The new role for Weatherill will include overseeing WestJet’s first joint venture with Delta Air Lines.
In the interim, Weatherill will continue to oversee WestJet’s Revenue Management and Pricing team as the airline searches for a new VP for that sector.
“John brings a wealth of experience from multiple areas of our commercial business and will be instrumental in the continued global and profitable growth of our airline,” said von zur Muehlen. “Under his leadership we have made incredible progress and his contributions have enabled our teams to deliver strong revenue growth and we are thrilled to welcome John into this position.”
Weatherill has been overseeing WestJet’s Network Planning and Alliance team since early January, while serving in his former VP role. WestJet explains, that under his leadership in Revenue Management and Pricing, Weatherill was instrumental in WestJet’s premium cabin growth, branded fares, new ancillary products and innovation and automation.
“The Network Planning and Alliances team is an integral part of WestJet’s global growth and I’m excited to take on this new challenge,” said Weatherill. “As we continue to expand our global network, I’m looking forward to strengthening our partnerships and our hubs as we deploy our 787 Dreamliners across the globe.”