Sunday, April 6, 2008

WestJet unveils new plan for children flying solo

CALGARY–WestJet Airlines Ltd. yesterday announced a new "guardian fare" to replace its unaccompanied minor program which the airline placed under review last year after a 5-year-old girl needed to be escorted off a plane by a stranger in Montreal.

The Calgary-based airline said it will cut in half the price of a ticket for a parent or guardian to escort a child and then return to the city of origin within 24 hours.

"WestJet takes every precaution within our control to ensure that our guests, including our littlest guests, have a safe experience," Sean Durfy, WestJet president and CEO, said in a statement.

"We have implemented a new program that minimizes risk and ultimately enables our young guests to get to their destination more safely."

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