How to determine what type of WestJet aircraft you are flying on

WestJet operates a diverse fleet of over 160 planes with seven different aircraft types, and has a capacity purchase agreement for regional flights operated on an eighth aircraft type.

To determine which aircraft model a certain flight is planned on, we recommend using the “Flight details >” section of the booking engine on westjet.com or in the WestJet app.

To see aircraft information, search for flights as you normally would, selecting the route and date(s). Once on step two (“Select a departing flight” page) click on the “Flight details >” link, and the aircraft type for that flight will be displayed, either as text only (WestJet app) or as text with an image (westjet.com).

Here is a list of the eight different aircraft types we operate.

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

This aircraft is part of the Boeing 787 family and first joined the WestJet fleet in 2019. Our 787s operate flights between Calgary and Toronto, and will begin flights between Calgary and London, Paris and Dublin this spring.

Indicated on the flight details screen as Boeing 787-9 with this image:
Photo of a WestJet 787 Dreamliner


Boeing 767-300

This aircraft is part of the Boeing 767 family and first joined the WestJet fleet in 2016. Our 767-300s typically operate flights between Calgary and Toronto, as well as between certain Canadian cities and London, and between Calgary and Hawaii.

Indicated on the flight details screen as Boeing 767-300 with this image:
Photo of a 767-300 aircraft


Boeing 737 MAX 8

This aircraft is part of the 737 MAX family, and first joined the WestJet fleet in 2017. Our 737 MAX aircraft operate flights on a variety of routes within North America, and from Canada to Central America, the Caribbean and Europe.

Indicated on the flight details screen as Boeing 737 MAX8 with this image:
737 MAX 8 image


Boeing 737-800

This aircraft is part of the 737 Next Generation (NG) family, and first joined the WestJet fleet in 2007. Our 737-800s operate flights on a variety of routes within North America, and from Canada to Central America and the Caribbean.

Indicated on the flight details screen as Boeing 737-800 with this image:
737-800 image


Boeing 737-700

This aircraft is part of the 737 Next Generation (NG) family, and first joined the WestJet fleet in 2001. Our 737-700s operate flights on a variety of routes within North America, and from Canada to Central America and the Caribbean.

Indicated on the flight details screen as Boeing 737-700 with this image:
737-700 image


Boeing 737-600

This aircraft is part of the Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) family, and first joined the WestJet fleet in 2005. Our 737-600s operate flights on a variety of routes within North America.

Indicated on the flight details screen as Boeing 737-600 with this image:
737-600 image


Bombardier Q400 NextGen

This aircraft is part of the Q400 NextGen family, and first joined the WestJet fleet in 2013. Our Q400s operate a variety of routes within Canada and to the United States.

Indicated on the flight details screen as Dehavilland Dash 8-400 Turboprop with this image:
Q400 image


Saab 340B

WestJet has a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal Airlines, who operate the Saab 340B on behalf of WestJet Link on short-haul regional routes in Western Canada.

Indicated on the flight details screen as Saab 340B with this image:
Image of a Saab 340B


Aircraft swaps

Though we plan a flight with a certain aircraft in mind, the type of plane that operates any given flight may change for a variety of reasons. This could include schedule changes that tend to happen weeks or months in advance, as well as operational changes that usually happen within 48 hours of travel. We do our best to reduce operational changes whenever possible, but they do happen, and we will make every effort to communicate an aircraft swap with affected guests in a timely manner.

Airline partners

WestJet has code-share and interline partnerships with many airlines around the world. When viewing a partner-operated flight on westjet.com and in the WestJet app, the aircraft type will be displayed without an image. Look for “Operated by…” next to the flight number to identify a partner flight, then visit the airline partner’s website for more information on their fleet.