WestJet to display the turboprop aircraft selected for its new regional airline
CALGARY, June 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Media are invited to see the Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft in WestJet's Calgary hangar at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, June 28, 2012.
In January of this year, WestJet announced it was considering launching a regional airline. In February, it revealed that 91 per cent of WestJetters who voted in a company poll supported the move. In April, WestJet selected the Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 aircraft for the new airline, expected to launch in the second half of 2013.
On Thursday, media will have the opportunity to see and tour a Bombardier Q400 aircraft, and to interview Bombardier and WestJet representatives.
What: WestJet unveils Bombardier Q400 aircraft
When: Tomorrow, Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 11:30 a.m.
Where: WestJet's Calgary campus, 22 Aerial Place NE
Media note: Please report to the front desk of the Campus building to sign in and receive a visitor's pass. From there, you will be escorted to the hangar.
WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 76-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, WestJet offers increased legroom and leather seats on its modern fleet of 98 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 37 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.
For further information:
Media Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397), email: [email protected].