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Headquarters Calgary, AB
Founded 1996
Fleet size 124 (January 2020)[1]
Website
www.westjet.com

WestJet is a Canadian aviation provider.

Westjet was founded in 1996 by Clive Beddoe, Mark Hill, Tim Morgan and Donald Bell, four Calgary entrepreneurs who saw an opportunity to provide low-fare air travel across western Canada. The team researched other successful airlines in North America - in particular low-cost carriers. Following the primary examples of Southwest Airlines and Morris Air, they determined that a similar model could be successful in Western Canada.

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Subsidiaries

Fleet

Current

Model Thumbnail Year Delivered Manufacturer Model Number Engines Seating Notes
WestJet 737-700   2001-2011 Boeing 737-700 GE/Snecma CFM56-7B 12 Economy Plus, 118 Economy
WestJet 737-800   2005-2017 Boeing 737-800 GE/Snecma CFM56-7B 12 Economy Plus, 156 Economy
WestJet 737 MAX 8   2017-2027 Boeing 737 MAX 8 CFMI LEAP-1B 12 Economy Plus, 162 Economy
WestJet 787-9   2019-2021 Boeing 787-9 GE GEnx-1B 16 Business, 28 Premium Economy, 276 Economy

On order

Model Thumbnail Year Delivered Manufacturer Model Number Engines Seating Notes
WestJet 737 MAX 7 2021- Boeing 737 MAX 7
WestJet 737 MAX 10 2022- Boeing 737 MAX 10

Retired

Model Thumbnail Year Delivered Manufacturer Model Number Engines Seating Notes
WestJet 737-200 1995-2001 Boeing 737-200 Mixed Configuration 125 Economy
  • Retired 2003-2006.
WestJet 737-600   2005-2006 Boeing 737-600 CFM International CFM56-7 12 Economy Plus, 101 Economy
WestJet 767-300ER   2015 Boeing 767-300ER GE CF6-80C2B6 24 Economy Plus, 238 Economy
  • Retired in 2020.

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Seating

WestJet has 4 seat classes for their aircraft.[3]

Class Aircraft Notes
Business
  • Domestic/International travel.
  • Seatback entertainment with WiFi.
  • Flat-bed seats.
  • Complementary meal/drink.
Premium Economy
  • Domestic/International travel.
  • Seatback entertainment with WiFi.
  • Additional pitch.
  • Complementary meal/drink.
Economy Plus
  • Domestic/International travel.
  • Wireless entertainment with WiFi.
  • Additional pitch and blocked center seats.
  • Complementary meal/drink.
Economy
  • Domestic/International travel.
  • Wireless entertainment with WiFi.
  • Seatback entertainment (787 only).

Destinations

Flights

Ground Transport

See Also

References