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Thursday, September 26, 2013

WestJet Firms Order for 65 Boeing 737s

Woodrow Bellamy III

Canadian carrier WestJet signed a firm purchase agreement Thursday to acquire 65 Boeing 737 MAX family aircraft, valued at $6.3 billion according to current list prices. 
 
 
(Photo, courtesy of Boeing.)
 
The order includes 40 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 25 of the smaller 737 MAX 7 aircraft, and follows an August 29th letter of intent from WestJet for the purchase. In a statement released with its letter of intent, the Canadian airline said the purchase was a central to its plan to modernize its fleet with more fuel efficient aircraft. 
 
Gregg Saretsky, WestJet president and CEO, and Brad McMullen, vice president of North America Sales at Boeing, signed the firm purchase agreement at the WestJet campus in Calgary on Thursday.
 

Deliveries are scheduled to begin in September 2017.  

 

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