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WestJet Group to Acquire Two More Boeing 737-8s

DALLAS — The WestJet Group (WS) will acquire two additional Boeing 737-8 aircraft in 2024, one from Aviation Capital Group (ACG) and one from High Ridge Aviation (HRA).

Earlier this month, the the Canadian airline group spoke of three Boeing 737-8 aircraft in partnership with BOC Aviation Limited and another Boeing 737-8 with AerDragon. With today's announcement, six Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are bound for the airline group this year.

WestJet says that the aircraft interiors will not immediately match the typical WS cabin experience, but that updating and refreshing the cabin interiors will be a priority in the airline's ongoing fleet reconfiguration plans to provide a consistent experience for guests as soon as possible.

C-GAMQ WestJet Boeing 737-8 MAX. Photo: Nick Sheeder/Airways

Comments from Westjet Group, ACG, HRA

"In partnership with Aviation Capital Group and High Ridge Aviation, we are thrilled to add these aircraft to our Boeing 737 MAX family, as we further reaffirm our mission of providing affordable air travel to Canadians," said Mike Scott, WestJet Group, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.

"Today's fleet additions are critical to the execution of our ambitious growth strategy as we work to provide more critical air access to Canadians."

"ACG is proud to expand its partnership with WestJet and to partake in its ambitious growth plans," said Alan Mangels, Vice President of Marketing for ACG. "The addition of this latest technology aircraft will not only support WestJet's growth objectives but will also do so in an environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient way."

"We're pleased to support the fleet needs of our long-time friends at WestJet, where our team's connections date back a quarter century," shares Greg Conlon, CEO of High Ridge Aviation. "Our highly experienced team and extensive relationships throughout the industry enable us to skillfully manage our fleet."

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