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WestJet acquires two more Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

  • Air
  •   06-18-2024  11:14 am
  •   Pax Global Media

WestJet acquires two more Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft
(WestJet)
Pax Global Media

The WestJet Group announced today (June 18) it will acquire two additional Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, one from Aviation Capital Group (ACG) and one from High Ridge Aviation, to be integrated into the airline’s operations in 2024.

“In partnership with Aviation Capital Group and High Ridge Aviation, we are thrilled to add these aircraft to our Boeing 737 MAX family, as we further reaffirm our mission of providing affordable air travel to Canadians,” said Mike Scott, WestJet Group’s executive vice-president and CFO. “Today’s fleet additions are critical to the execution of our ambitious growth strategy as we work to provide more critical air access to Canadians.”

While WestJet guests will benefit from the additional capacity across the airline’s network, the company notes the aircraft will not immediately reflect the interior cabin experience.

Updating and refreshing the interior cabins of the aircraft will be prioritized as part of the airline’s existing fleet reconfiguration plans, to ensure a consistent experience for guests across its operation as soon as possible.

“ACG is proud to expand its partnership with WestJet and to partake in its ambitious growth plans,” said Alan Mangels, vice-president of marketing for ACG. “The addition of this latest technology aircraft will not only support WestJet’s growth objectives but will also do so in an environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient way.”

Earlier this month, the company also announced the addition of three Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in partnership with BOC Aviation Limited and a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with AerDragon.

“We’re pleased to support the fleet needs of our long-time friends at WestJet, where our team’s connections date back a quarter century,” said Greg Conlon, CEO of High Ridge Aviation. “Our highly experienced team and extensive relationships throughout the industry enable us to skillfully manage our fleet.”

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