Some interesting tidbits:
"We don't believe the 767 is the problem, said Saresky. "And as soon as we get the last of the reliability issues behind us, we think it might make sense to add more 767s to our fleet. They're very low capital cost, and in a low fuel cost environment they actually generate good return for us."
Saretsky said that the existing jets have a further life span of five years, at most, and that WestJet intends to eventually flip the wide-bodied fleet to new or gently used jets.
The airline said that was its second-best quarterly profit ever as capacity grew by 10.6 per cent and the airline's load factor — the percentage of seats filled — rose to 84 per cent from 81.8 per cent a year earlier.
Expanding the fleet is dependent on coming to an agreement with cabin crew about operating the new aircraft.
Saretsky said on the conference call that the airline came to a tentative agreement with pilots on October 30th, which needs to be ratified by the pilot group.
"As soon as we know the outcome of that vote, we'll be in a better position to talk about the what the future of wide-bodied at WestJet looks like."