16 Responses

  1. Sean Roebuck
    Sean Roebuck at |

    Wow!

  2. Raphael Cockx
    Raphael Cockx at |

    @WestJet Wowza!

  3. Ian Glen
    Ian Glen at |

    While I wouldn’t call WestJet a LCC any more this is a big boost to their long-term growth. Hope the introduction of a new model goes better than when they took over some aging QANTAS 767’s in late 2015 and early 2016 and had massive cancellations and delays at LGW.

    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      I think the “LCC” designation is mostly a waste at this point anyways.

  4. Sean M Ulvihill
    Sean M Ulvihill at |

    I’ll bet that 9 out of 10 Canadians will choose to fly Canadian, if given a choice. It’s a very good time to be expanding.

    1. Howard Slutsken
      Howard Slutsken at |

      “Canadian”??????????

    2. Sean M Ulvihill
      Sean M Ulvihill at |

      Canadian – any Canadian airline over one based in another country.
      The article is referring to the expansion of the Canadian airline, WestJet.
      My comment about timing refers to the negative implications of connecting in America or flying any American airline following both hostile trade penalties initiated on Canadian goods, last month and increased difficulty at US points of entry.

      1. Brian
        Brian at |

        @Sean: I was confused for a moment there as well, given that there are still some of us who would enjoy flying the old Canadi>n Airlines again.

    3. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      The real competition here is AC Rouge and that “Fly the Flag” campaign.

    4. Stephanie Abba
      Stephanie Abba at |

      This Canadian does. (And this Canadian prefers WestJet to Air Canada by a factor of about a million.)

    5. Ian Glen
      Ian Glen at |

      I just hope WestJet’s new aircraft aren’t as tight seat pitch as Rouge economy which is 29 inches.

    6. Howard Slutsken
      Howard Slutsken at |

      Sean M Ulvihill Within Canada, we don’t have any other choice but to fly with a Canadian carrier. Internationally and trans-border (US) there are more choices.

    7. Sean M Ulvihill
      Sean M Ulvihill at |

      Howard Slutsken, you missed my point about national loyalty. I don’t think WestJet’s expansion of 20 Boeing 787s is strictly for domestic routes.

    8. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      It won’t be for domestic at all, I’d bet. Maybe a positioning flight every now and then but expect these birds to be crossing oceans, not the Prairie.

    9. Howard Slutsken
      Howard Slutsken at |

      Sean M Ulvihill Seth Miller You’re both correct. It’s unlikely that we’ll see the 787s on many domestic routes, other than to increase capacity between, say, YYZ and YVR, before the 787 heads to HKG or other international destinations.

  5. Brian
    Brian at |

    My guess is that the interior will be pretty much equal to Norwegian’s set-up. 2x3x2 between doors 1 and 2 and then pretty tight all the way to the back.

    Sure hate to be Air Transat today.