PanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4273 posts, RR: 87 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3877 times:
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As some of you would be aware Westjet kept their 732s for a little longer than anticipated due to the collapse of Jestgo. Finally the last 732 has flown it's last service for the airline and they have announced their expected deliveries of 736 & 73Gs for 2006
This is in addition to their recent order for 4 futher 737NGs and the Exercise of 3 Purchase Rights.
WestJet Operates Newest Fleet in North America
Airline Bids Farewell to its Last Boeing 737-200
WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced that it now operates North America's
newest fleet of any large commercial airline comprised of 51 state-of-the-art
Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft equipped with more legroom, leather seats
and live seatback television on more than 85% of its fleet. As at December 31,
2005, the average age of WestJet's Next-Generation aircraft was 2.0 years.
In 2006, the airline will accept delivery of a total of two 737-700s and 10
Good to see the carrier doing so well. You can find more at the press release section of the Westjet website
Tennisace From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3702 times:
10 B736's!...........Hmmmmm, I would suspect there will be some new domestic routes announced for the summer schedule. Also seems as if they think AC has a good idea with 'rightsizing' the aircraft for each route
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4489 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3542 times:
Why didn't SAS try to sell their 736s to Westjet if they seem to love them (unlike SAS)? They can use the revenues to develop their single aisle fleet to either A-320 or bigger 73ng models so they wish.
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
DFORCE1 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3164 times:
Does anyone know where all of WJ's 737-200's are going? I believe some have been donated to flight schools and about 10 were sold to a company in Florida. Are there any more that haven't been spoken for?
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16493 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2895 times:
Here's full breakdown of WJ's fleet and fleet plans:
Current fleet: 51 NG's (43 73G, 3 736, 5 738)
To be added 2006: 12 NG's (2 73G, 10 736)
2006 Year end fleet: 63 NG (45 73G, 13 736, 5 738)
on order for 2007 delivery: 4 73G
on order for 2008 delivery: 3 73G
NEW order recently placed: 4 new NG type/delivery date to be determined
Quoting Robsawatsky (Reply 7): AFAIK, Westjet has all 5 738's they had in the plans. I haven't been able to find anything about current orders/options for more 738's.
Correct. WJ has no plans for addl 738 aircraft now. These 5 aircraft are used on a wide variety of routes and can be seen at many WJ cities.
The 3 736's are used primarily on Western Canada routes, although the one-daily YYZ-LAS and YYZ-YLW routes are 736 routes. As the fleet grows to 13 this year, they will probably spread to all WJ cities.
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.