WestJet’s 737 Max Fleet Returns to the Skies

By Kurt Stolz on 21 January 2021
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WestJet’s fleet of Boeing 737 Max jets began to return to the skies Thursday with the departure of Flight 115 from Calgary to Vancouver, followed by Flight 122, which operated from Vancouver to Calgary.

Passengers on the first flight included the airline’s CEO, Ed Sims, and Chris Rauenbusch, president of the flight attendants’ union.  The flight was helmed by Captains David Colquhoun and Scott Wilson.

“The return of WestJet’s Max aircraft to the fleet marks an operational milestone after 22 months of intense review,” said Sims, who added that he has great confidence in welcoming passengers thanks to the preparation and training processes the airline underwent to return the Max to service.

American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, restarted its 737 Max flights at the end of December.

Air Canada, which recently announced an additional 25% capacity cutback for January, will return the 737 Max to the skies starting February 1.

United Airlines and Alaska Airlines will be the next two North American carriers to return the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max aircraft to the skies, on February 11 and March 1 respectively.

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