WestJet takes delivery of its 100th Boeing Next-Generation 737 
CALGARY, Dec. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Marking yet another milestone in the airline's 
nearly 17-year history, WestJet today took delivery of its 100(th) Boeing 
Next-Generation 737 aircraft. The plane will sport the hashtag #100Boeing737NG 
to celebrate the milestone and as another way for guests to connect with the 
airline on social media. 
"This Next-Generation 737-800 marks a major milestone for our airline," said 
Gregg Saretsky, WestJet's President and CEO. "The Boeing 737 is a key 
component in our growth strategy and its excellent reliability, operational 
efficiency and range have enabled us to expand our trusted brand throughout 
North America, Central America and the Caribbean. As we take delivery of our 
100(th) Next-Generation aircraft, I want to thank our more than 9,000 
WestJetters for their caring attitude and unwavering commitment to deliver a 
remarkable guest experience and drive industry-leading results for our 
WestJet launched in 1996 with three Boeing 737-200s and operated a total of 23 
200-series aircraft before retiring the last one in December 2005. It took 
delivery of its first Boeing Next-Generation 737 in June 2001 and today, its 
fleet of 100 aircraft consists entirely of Next-Generation 737 aircraft. The 
term "next generation" refers to the third generation of the Boeing 737. 
WestJet's Next-Generation fleet has flown more than 1 billion miles, which 
amounts to ten trips to the sun or 41,000 rotations around the earth. With one 
of the youngest fleets in the airline industry, WestJet is proud to have flown 
over 110 million guests, more than three times Canada's population. 
"The growth of WestJet over the past 17 years is truly remarkable," said Brad 
McMullen, Vice-President of North America Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. 
"We are pleased to see the 737 play an integral role in WestJet's success. 
WestJet has made the Next-Generation 737 the foundation of its fleet and has 
established a strong operational track record with the airplane." 
About WestJet 
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 81 
destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by 
an award-winning culture of care, WestJet has pioneered low-cost flying in 
Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 
9,000 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of 100 Boeing 
Next-Generation 737 aircraft with future confirmed deliveries for an 
additional 35 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft through 2018 and plans to 
launch a low-cost regional airline in 2013, WestJet strives to be one of the 
five most successful international airlines in the world. 
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Media contact: Media Relations, 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS 
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