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About Westjet Airline Ltd. Canada.

Amazing WestJet Airlines Ltd. is a major Canadian airline headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, near Calgary International Airport. It is the second-largest airline based in Canada, behind Air Canada, operating an average of 777.


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WestJet Airlines Ltd. is a major Canadian airline headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, near Calgary International Airport. It is the second-largest airline based in Canada, behind Air Canada, operating an average of 777 flights and carrying more than 66,130 passengers per day. In 2018, WestJet carried 25.49 million passengers,making it the ninth-largest airline in North America by passengers carried.

Amazing WestJet Airlines Ltd

WestJet was founded in 1994 and began operations in 1996. It began as a low-cost alternative to the country's competing major airlines. WestJet provides scheduled and charter air service to more than 100 destinations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.

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History

One of WestJet's Boeing 737-200s at Calgary International Airport, July 1998

Westjet was founded on June 27, 1994, by Clive Beddoe, David Neeleman, Mark Hill, Tim Morgan, and Donald Bell. WestJet was based on the low-cost carrier business model pioneered by Southwest Airlines and Morris Air in the United States. Its original routes were all located in Western Canada, which gave the airline its name.

2017–2019: Transition to full-service carrier

A Swoop Boeing 737-800. WestJet established the low-cost subsidiary in 2017.

In April 2017, WestJet announced plans to launch an ultra-low-cost carrier in late 2017. The new airline would operate using Boeing 737-800 aircraft, and compete with new entrants to the market, such as Flair Airlines. The launch of the new airline, named Swoop, was delayed until June 2018.

Created in 1994



IATA ICAO Callsign
WS WJA WESTJET
Founded June 27, 1994; 29 years ago
Commenced operations February 29, 1996; 27 years ago
AOC # Canada 8993, United States WJ0F768F
Hubs Calgary[4]
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer program WestJet Rewards
Subsidiaries
Fleet size 185 (including subsidiaries)
Destinations 104
Parent company Onex Corporation
Headquarters Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Key people Alexis von Hoensbroech (President & CEO)
Revenue Increase CAN$4.733 billion (2018)
Operating income Decrease CAN$155 million (2018)
Net income Decrease CAN$91 million (2018)
Total assets Increase CAN$6.758 billion (2018)
Total equity Increase CAN$2.302 billion (2018)
Employees 8,400 (March 2022)
Website www.westjet.com

The first Westjet flight took place in  1994

Current Aircraft Inventory Westjet Airline


Aircraft Inservice Orders Passengers Notes
J W Y Total
Boeing 737-700 40 12 120 132
Boeing 737-800 41 12 162 174
10 189 189 Former Swoop Aircraft.
Boeing 737 MAX 7 32 TBA
Boeing 737 MAX 8 25 16 12 162 174
6 189 189 Former Swoop Aircraft.
Boeing 737 MAX 10 54 12 200 212 Ordered with 22 options.
Boeing 787-9 7 2[citation needed] 16 28 276 320 Order with 10 options.
WestJet Cargo fleet
Boeing 737-800BCF 4 Cargo
Total: 133 105

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Boeing
737-10 MAX

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Boeing Commercial aircraft
Boeing 737-800 BCF Freighter

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General Info

Role Narrow-Body Jet Airliner
National Origin United States
Manufacturer Boeing Commercial Airplanes
First Flight January 29, 2016
Introduction May 22, 2017 With Malindo Air
Status In Service

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Primary users

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General Info

  • Cockpit crew Two
    2-class:  108 (8F @36" 100Y @32")
    1-class:  123 @32" - 130 @30"
    Exit Limit 149
    Seat width First: 22 in / 56 cm; Economy: 17 in / 43 cm
    Length 102 ft 6 in / 31.24 m
    Height: 41 ft 3 in / 12.57 m
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Performance

  • Flight envelope 41,000 feet (12,497 m) Ceiling, Mach 0.82 (470 kn; 871 km/h) MMo
    Cruise Mach 0.785 ( 838 km/h)
    Range 3,235 nmi (5,991 km;