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User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4008 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 2928 times:
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I just read in a press release that WestJet, a Canadian airline, has converted an option into a firm order consisting of one 737-600. Does that make sense? I know the 600 shares a lot of commonality with the 700 but they want only ONE unit of the 600 variant, maybe more on option. WestJet operates an all-737 fleet, most of which being 700 Series, now they want to phase in only one 600. Do they really want the 600 or is it just a typing mistake?
Any clarification on this will be appreciated. Thanks.

Ben Soriano
Brussels Belgium


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User currently offlineBjg231 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

It must be a typo. In August they converted 6 options to firm orders for the 600.

http://www2.ccnmatthews.com/scripts/dnrp/release.asp?d=/cnrpxml/2004/8/3/234091_1_0803200480530AM.xml&t=WJA



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User currently offlinePANAM_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4217 posts, RR: 89
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2838 times:
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Not a typo at all.

Westjet ordered 6 737-600 in August with Purchase Rights for an additional 12. They have now converted 2 Purchase Rights into "Firm" deliveries. This means they now have 8 Firm 736 on order and 10 remaining Purchase Rights for the model. Neither of the coversions have appeared on Boeing's Order site yet but WJ have Board approval so expect them to be listed shortly.


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P.S. Source CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 22, 2004) - WestJet today announced its
Board of Directors has approved the purchase of one additional Boeing
Next-Generation 737 aircraft by converting the second of 12 purchase options
with Boeing into a firm delivery. The 737-600 aircraft is scheduled to be
delivered in 2006.
Westjet themselves



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User currently offlineHz747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1711 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2836 times:
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The original poster is correct. Here is part of the story from this morning:

CALGARY (Dow Jones)--WestJet Airlines Ltd. (WJA.T) has approved the purchase
of one additional Boeing 737 aircraft by converting the second of 12 purchase
options with Boeing Corp. (BA) into a firm delivery.
In a press release, the company said the 737-600 aircraft is scheduled to be
delivered in 2006.



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User currently offlineHr001 From Honduras, joined Nov 2004, 303 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

He is right but also he also was unaware that WestJet had already ordered 7 737-600. They are adding 1 737-600 to the ones already on "firm" order.

User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3224 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

This is good. It would be really nice to see the -600 take off, in the way the -500 did. I love SAS-600s...little rockets those things are.



User currently offlinePANAM_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4217 posts, RR: 89
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2696 times:
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Hr001

Correct, total order now stands at 8 "Firm" and 10 Purchase Rights. Of note, a Pruchase Right usually gets converted to an Option and then the Option converted into a Firm order. Westjet are going staright to Firm orders so expect more incremental orders like this.

Regards.



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User currently offlineCanadaEH From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 1341 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

I've also been told that we are to have winglets installed on our 737-600's. Nothing official from Boeing but that's what our mechanics have been saying.


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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 859 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Happy flying with those Wal-Marts, WestJet  Big grin

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