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da Vinci painting sells for record $450 million

NEW YORK—A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction yesterday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.

The painting, “Salvator Mundi," Latin for "Savior of the World,” is one of fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private hands.

WestJet unveils more details about Swoop

Flying on WestJet’s low-cost carrier Swoop will come with a price: ancillary fees that will cost travellers about twice what they pay on the mainline carrier, the CEO of the Calgary-based airline said Tuesday.

Gregg Saretsky said he expects non-fare fees on Swoop, which is set to launch in June, will be very similar to so-called ultra low-cost carriers in the U.S.