Adding the Boeing 737 MAX to the WestJet fleet

Today WestJet announced that we plan to add the Boeing 737 MAX to our fleet, starting in 2017.

We are excited about the increased level of fuel efficiency the 737 MAX will bring to our fleet. We’re equally thrilled about the on-board atmosphere the aircraft will provide for our guests in the future, as well as the network flexibility we will get from this aircraft order.

The 737 MAX is equipped with LEAP-1B engines and new split-scimitar winglets, which is expected to deliver approximately 13 per cent more fuel efficient than our current Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft. The 737 MAX is also quieter than the 737 NG, and features the new Boeing Sky Interior, which includes larger window reveals, sculpted ceilings, customized LED lighting, and more room for carry-on baggage. Check out Boeing’s new airplane site for more details.

Below are some artist renderings of the 737 MAX 7 and 8 series in WestJet livery. While these images may not be exactly what our 737 MAX aircraft will look like upon delivery, they should give you a good idea of what they will look like.

WestJet 737 MAX 7 over Mount Robson
WestJet 737 MAX over Mount Robson

WestJet 737 MAX 8 banking left
3D imagery, 737 MAX, MAX, 737 MAX 7, 737 MAX8, 737 MAX 9

WestJet 737 MAX 8 over Montreal
WestJet 737 MAX over Montreal

WestJet 737 MAX 7 in the sky
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Boeing Sky interior on the 737 MAX
Boeing 737 MAX with Sky Interior

WestJet 737 MAX 8 Taxiing at LAX airport
3D imagery, 737 MAX, MAX, 737 MAX 7, 737 MAX8, 737 MAX 9

WestJet 737 MAX 8 over the Rocky Mountains
WestJet 737 MAX 8 over Rocky Mountains

We hope you share the same enthusiasm we have for this exciting new addition to the WestJet fleet. Leave a comment below to let us know what you think.

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