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.
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.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 9, 2021.
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