WestJet Takes Delivery of First Ever Wide-Body Aircraft

By Jesse Sokolow on 27 August 2015
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IMGP4629WestJet announced the arrival of its first Boeing 767-300ER aircraft at its hub at Calgary International Airport.  The aircraft is the first wide-body plane that the carrier will have in its fleet.

The first of four 767-300ERs that the airline has on order, with the other three scheduled to be delivered over the next eight months.

The plane’s livery will continue the current blue and teal color scheme with the addition of a maple leaf-themed logo in the same colors that WestJet says it will eventually outfit its entire fleet with.  The aircraft has 262 seats, including 24 seats in a 2-2 configuration in premium economy, and 238 seats in a 2-3-2 configuration in economy.

WestJet plans to put its new plane into service in September, and will use it to operate flights between Toronto and Calgary over the next several months.  The carrier will take delivery of two more 767-300s in the fall, and will implement the aircraft on flights between Alberta and Hawaii, as well as between Toronto and Montego Bay, Jamaica.  The fourth 767-300ER will be used on WestJet’s new service to London Gatwick, which is set to begin in May 2016.

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