WestJet Airlines has announced it will be purchasing 65 new 737 MAX aircrafts. The Calgary-based carrier recently signed a multibillion dollar deal with the aircraft maker Boeing, which would be delivering the aircrafts to Canada’s second-largest carrier.
WestJet Airlines has placed orders for 40 new 737 MAX 8 and 25 new MAX 7 aircrafts. The deal at the current price is valued at $6.3 billion. Gregg Saretsky, President and Chief Executive of WestJet Airlines, has said that this is the biggest deal for purchasing aircrafts in the company’s history. He also said that this is possibly the biggest ever deal in Canada as well, which is undoubtedly opening a new chapter in the company’s history.
Saretsky said that WestJet Airlines is looking forward to being among the first North American carriers to start flying the 737 MAX in 2017. He said that the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft with its enhanced in-cabin amenities and increased fuel efficiency would be able to significantly lower operating costs and provide a great in-flight experience to its customers.