Posted on: 01 June 2016 by Mark Howells
WestJet has converted the last nine of its 25 options for Bombardier Q400s into firm orders, with the aircraft scheduled to be delivered between April 2017 and June 2018.
The firming up of these options means WestJet Encore will have a fleet of 45 Q400s by the end of 2018. “The conversion of these options aligns with the WestJet Encore strategy of measured and profitable growth of our regional airline,” explained Ferio Pugliese, president, WestJet Encore. “These aircraft will be put to good use and will contribute significantly to our mission to grow new markets and solidify our network and schedule coast-to-coast.”
In less than three years, WestJet Encore has gone from 10 daily departures to more than 168 daily departures serving a combined 36 destinations across Canada and into the United States.