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WestJet CEO Ed Sims to retire at the end of the year

The airline says its board of directors has started a search for a new chief executive

June 10, 2021  The Canadian Press

CALGARY — WestJet says CEO Ed Sims will retire at the end of this year.

The Calgary-based airline says Sims will remain as president and chief executive as well as a member of the WestJet Group board of directors until December.

It says that moving forward he will continue in a senior advisory role with Onex Partners focused on aerospace and aviation.

Onex Corp. bought WestJet in 2019.

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Sims joined WestJet in 2017 as an executive vice-president and became president and CEO in 2018.

The airline says its board of directors has started a search for a new chief executive.