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WestJet Weighs Wide-Body Jets for International Flights

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is evaluating adding long-haul international routes and has begun talks with Boeing Co. and rival Airbus SAS about wide-body jets that could fly farther than its single-aisle fleet.

Discussions are preliminary and focused on availability, capability and pricing, WestJet Chief Executive Officer Gregg Saretsky said at an investor presentation today. The airline has no definitive plans to purchase wide-body aircraft, and any decisions will probably be delayed until it’s satisfied with new Encore regional unit.