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WestJet CEO Sees Boeing's Slow-Selling Max 7 as Key to Savings

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Photographer: David Ryder/Bloomberg

Boeing Co.’s slow-selling 737 Max 7 has a big fan in Western Canada.

WestJet Airlines Ltd. next year will become the second carrier, after Southwest Airlines Co., to operate the smallest version of Boeing’s upgraded workhorse. The Calgary-based company is set to receive five of the single-aisle jetliners next year.