CALGARY, Aug. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet invites members of the media to tour the airline's first Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft today at its Calgary hangar. The aircraft, the first of four wide-body aircraft to arrive over the next eight months, landed in Calgary earlier this morning.
WHAT: Tour of exterior and interior of WestJet's first Boeing 767 aircraft
WHEN: TODAY, Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 12 noon MDT
WHERE: WestJet hangar, 22 Aerial Place NE, Calgary, AB
NOTE: Please report to the WestJet welcome desk in the lobby of the Fred Ring (main campus office) Building to check in prior to being escorted to the hangar. WestJet executives will be available for interviews about the aircraft.
Featuring a new teal and blue maple leaf-themed logo that will eventually appear on all WestJet aircraft, the airline's 767s seat 262 guests and have a range of approximately 11 hours. The aircraft will include a Plus cabin with 24 premium seats in a two-by-two configuration, hot meals and all of the other amenities associated with Plus. The main cabin has 238 seats, with two seats on either side of the aircraft and three in the middle. By next spring all four 767s will be equipped with WestJet Connect, the airline's new inflight entertainment and wireless connectivity system.
The four aircraft will arrive separately over the next eight months. The aircraft that arrived yesterday will begin service in September and operate flights between Toronto and Calgary for the next several months. With the arrival of two additional wide-bodies this fall, the 767s will be flying from Alberta to Hawaii and between Toronto and Montego Bay, Jamaica beginning in December. The fourth and final aircraft will arrive next spring just prior to the launch of WestJet's new service to London (Gatwick) in May 2016.
Following discussions over the summer with airports across the country, the airline will announce the Canadian cities from which it will operate its summer schedule, including to London, in mid-September.
A computer-generated video featuring air-to-air, exterior and interior footage of WestJet's new 767 aircraft is available at youtube.com/westjet.
For further information:
WestJet Media Relations: [email protected].