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WestJet Reveals Plan to Launch New Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier

WestJet Reveals Plan to Launch New Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier

A Westjet Boeing 737-800. Photo Credit: WestJet

CALGARY – WestJet announced on April 20, 2017, its intention to launch a new, ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) in Canada subject to agreement with its pilots and any required regulatory approvals. Service is expected to start in late 2017 with an initial fleet of 10 high-density Boeing 737-800s designed by the airline that first brought low-cost air travel to Canada in 1996. The ULCC will provide Canadians with no-frills, lower-cost travel options.
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