WestJet Encore fleet to reach 36 aircraft by 2017
CALGARY, June 15, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it has signed a firm order for five Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. A firm order for one Q400 aircraft was also signed in March 2015. These transactions are conversions of options previously booked by WestJet. The five firm orders are for delivery in 2016 and 2017.
"In just 24 months we have successfully built a coast-to-coast airline that is connecting more and more Canadians to the WestJet network," said Ferio Pugliese, President, WestJet Encore.
"Building WestJet Encore into a national airline is an important component of our strategic plan," continued Ferio Pugliese. "We are delighted with the success of our airline and I commend our WestJetters for their hard work and dedication in growing our airline from three aircraft in B.C and Alberta to the 21 we have today operating right across Canada."
New WestJet Encore routes launched earlier this year include: Edmonton-Kamloops, Toronto-Québec City, Toronto-Fredericton and Halifax-Sydney.
We are proud to be Canada's most-preferred airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to more than 90 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 120 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods ̶ even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.
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