Encore, WestJet’s regional airline, readies for June launch

In recent weeks, Ferio Pugliese has started using the term “running the gauntlet” to describe his typical work day.

The 44-year-old president of WestJet’s new regional airline Encore might start off with a meeting about Transport Canada certification requirements, then take part in a discussion about the type of leather that will be going on the new planes’ seats, and finish off with a visit to the new flight attendants undergoing training in a classroom downstairs.

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