WestJet Takes Delivery of First Extended-Range Aircraft

Above: WestJet's first Boeing 767

A big step for the Canadian carrier

By the Caribbean Journal staff

WestJet has taken delivery of the first of four new Boeing 767-300 extended range aircraft, the company announced.

The new planes will allow the airline to begin serving Europe and other regions from Canada on a nonstop basis.

That will include flights between Toronto and Montego Bay beginning in December, the company said.

The four planes will arrive separately over the next eight months.

“The arrival of our first wide-body aircraft opens the next chapter in the evolution and growth of Canada’s low-fare leader,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “WestJet has been liberating Canadians from the high cost of air travel since 1996, bringing low fares and friendly, caring, people-driven service to communities from coast to coast.”