Its looks like WestJet is ready to take on Air Canada with a 787 order! 20 planes have been ordered and are set to be delivered between Q1 2019 and Q4 2021. This will essentially push WestJet into the South American and Asian market, and expand its European presence in the area.
It also looks like WJ received a 60% discount from the list price because they’re “existing” customers, that must be nice ;)
I don’t think so, considering they have an all Boeing fleet (minus the Q400) it’ll be easier to train pilots from the 737 to the 787. Plus that 60% Boeing discount greatly influences their decision. I read that Airbus wanted WestJet to buy A330s
Economically, probably the Dreamliner was the better decision. However, from an Airbus fanatic’s point of view… always get an Airbus if you can.
Further I believe WJT’s livery would suit the A350 better; I imagine their colour sceme going very well with the cockpit mask.
I don’t know, their livery on the Dreamliner just doesn’t seem right.
Interesting to see long-haul, transatlantic low-cost routes becoming a trend. Norwegian is already dominating this particular business. It’ll be interesting to see what JetBlue, WestJet and perhaps even Ryanair will do in near future.