Canadian hybrid carrier WestJet has signed a firm order with Boeing for 42 Boeing 737 Max 10 aircraft. Additionally, 22 options for the type have also been agreed upon.
The Canadian airline has previously had an undisclosed number of aircraft of the type on order and will now operate at least 50 of the type over the next few years, according to CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech. He also added that “WestJet’s expansion plans are rooted in an enhanced presence in Western Canada and a growth strategy in eastern Canadian communities through increased transcontinental flights and more direct routes to sun and leisure destinations.“
WestJet was founded in 1995 as a low-cost carrier in Calgary and already operates 18 of the smaller Max 8 alongside 76 aircraft of the older 737NG variants, in addition to six Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Its various subsidiaries operate an additional 64 aircraft.
Jan-Hendrik is an aviation enthusiast from Germany, loves to travel the world and fly on as many aircraft as possible. His first flight was with a Condor 757 to Spain and has been interested in aviation ever since. His fields of expertise are aircraft accidents and passenger experience (PaxEx).