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Canada’s WestJet orders 10 new Boeing 737-800s

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on May 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm with No Comments »
May 9, 2013 1:11 pm

Canada’s WestJet has ordered 10 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to replace 10 smaller 737-700 aircraft it plans to sell in the next two years.

At list prices, the 737-800s are worth $891 million.  The new aircraft will be delivered to Calgary-based West Jet in 2014 and 2015.

WestJet Boeing 737  -- WestJet Airlines
WestJet Boeing 737 — WestJet Airlines

WestJet is headed by Gregg Saretsky, former senior vice president of marketing of Alaska Airlines.  Like Alaska, WestJet has an all-Boeing mainline fleet of 737s.  The airline is now creating a regional operation, Encore, which will operate Bombardier Q-400 turboprop planes just as Alaska Air Group’s Horizon Air uses.

The 737-800s will be built in Boeing’s Renton plant.


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