WestJet confiems big 737 order

Canadian low-cost airline WestJet has ordered 20 Next-Generation Boeing 737s to add to the airline’s all-737 fleet. The order is for 737-700s with conversion rights to 737-800s if desired.

WestJet, based in Calgary, Alberta, was one of the most profitable airlines in North America in 2006. It has consistently recorded over 15% annual growth as it expanded its routes across North America and the Caribbean.

Founded in 1996, the airline currently operates 67 Next-Generation 737s. With today’s order, WestJet’s fleet will grow to 108 leased or purchased Next-Generation 737s. Forty-one remain to be delivered.