WestJet expands fleet with order of up to 64 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Canadian carrier WestJet has ordered 42 Boeing 737-10s with options for an additional 22 jets ©Boeing

WestJet is strengthening its commitment to the Boeing 737 MAX family with an order for 42 737-10s and options for an additional 22 jets. The 737-10 will enable the Canadian carrier to undertake an ambitious network expansion and meet its long-term sustainability goals.

“The 737-10 will be a game changer, with one of the lowest costs per seat among mid-range aircraft. This will foster our low-cost positioning and affordability for Canadians,” said Alexis von Hoensbroech, WestJet Group Chief Executive Officer. “In addition, with its lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions, the 737-10 will further improve the environmental footprint of our fleet.”

Since launching its business with three 737s in 1996, WestJet has grown its Boeing fleet to more than 100 airplanes including the 737-8 and 787 Dreamliner. Including the 737-10, the Calgary-based carrier has more than 60 firm orders for the 737 MAX family of jets.

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