Delta Air Lines regional jets could soon step aside on some routes to Canada if proposed WestJet partnership goes to plan.
While the airlines did not define “smaller short-haul markets” in the filing, WestJet only flies its De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400s, previously the Bombardier Q400, on transborder routes up to 700 miles, according to Diio by Cirum schedules. Its longest flight is between Myrtle Beach (MYR), South Carolina, and Toronto (YYZ) at 691 miles.
This is really exciting! I would really like to go out to LGA and get some shots of a WestJet Dash 8. I like this partnership but I don’t know if I like this move, expanding WestJet’s routes is really cool but the Dash 8 is not a very quiet of fuel efficient.