WestJet to begin B767 operations in August

Canada’s WestJet Airlines says it aims to have its own wide-body aircraft in the sky next year.


WestJet to begin B767 operations in August


Canada’s WestJet Airlines says it aims to have its own wide-body aircraft in the sky next year. Th e Calgary-based airline will deploy its incoming fl eet of four ex-Qantas, B767-300ERs into service on domestic Canadian routes, starting with Toronto Pearson, beginning in August. Following that, WestJet will begin fl ights from Calgary and Edmonton to Honolulu and Kahului in Hawaii this December with additional longhaul routes expected to be added sometime later.

WestJet CEO Gregg Sarestsky said it’s the next phase of WestJet’s evolution as the carrier eyes an expansion into more international destinations. The airline had been using two B757-200 aircraft operated by Thomas Cook for its Alberta-Hawaii winter service, but that agreement ends next spring. In addition to the B737s, WestJet’s Encore regional service flies Bombardier Q400 turboprops.