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WestJet selects Bombardier Q400 for new regional airline

2-May-2012 11:36 AM

WestJet selected (01-May-2012) Bombardier to supply aircraft for its new regional airline, expected to launch in 2H2013. The airline will deploy Bombardier Q400 NextGen to new cities, existing destinations not currently connected by WestJet, and will allow for schedule improvements on certain routes where a smaller aircraft can efficiently provide greater frequency. WestJet signed a LoI to purchase 20 Q400s with the option to purchase a further 25 aircraft. The airline expects to announce its initial regional schedule using the Q400s later in 2012. [more - original PR - WestJet] [more - original PR - Bombardier]