But why would they want it?
WestJet Was Offered Air Canada Zip Fleet - Report
Thursday April 17, 10:18 am ET
TORONTO (Dow Jones)--The chief executive of WestJet Airlines Ltd. said an aircraft lessor offered him the fleet operated by Air Canada's Zip subsidiary, a newspaper report said Thursday.
Clive Beddoe told the National Post the lessor offered to sell the airplanes operated by the low-cost subsidiary, which competes directly with WestJet in western Canada.
According to the newspaper, the offer wasn't part of Air Canada's court- supervised reorganization under bankruptcy protection.
Beddoe told the newspaper he isn't interested in Air Canada's assets, but what happens to the airline could affect WestJet's plans for 2004.
WestJet and Zip operate the same type of aircraft.
Company Web Sites: http://www.aircanada.ca and http://www.westjet.com
-Monica Gutschi, Dow Jones Newswires; 416-306-2017; firstname.lastname@example.org