JUNE 15, 2005 - 09:21:24 ET
WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced its Board of Directors has approved the purchase of two additional Boeing Next-Generation 737-600 aircraft by converting two purchase options with Boeing into firm deliveries. The 737-600 aircraft
are scheduled to be delivered in August 2006.
WestJet is scheduled to receive 10 737-600 deliveries and one 737-700 delivery in 2006. The airline has deferred purchase options with Boeing for four additional 737 aircraft originally scheduled for delivery in 2006 until 2007. WestJet has one remaining Next-Generation 737 purchase option available through Boeing for delivery in 2006.
WestJet's aircraft to be delivered in 2006 are eligible for financing support from the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
WestJet is Canada's leading low-cost airline offering scheduled service throughout its 34-city North American network. Named Canada's most respected corporation for customer service in 2005, WestJet pioneered low-cost high-value flying in Canada. With increased legroom and leather
seats on its modern fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, and live seatback television on its 737-700 fleet, WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers. Visit www.westjet.com for more information.