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WestJet Orders 14 Boeing NG 737s

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Canadian airline WestJet has ordered 14 additional Next-Generation Boeing 737-700s. The airline currently flies an all-Boeing fleet of 81 Next-Generation 737s.

"WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada with a growing fleet of the world's most popular jetliner and has emerged as a leader among the world's airlines," said Kevin Schemm, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president, North America Sales. "We value our partnership with WestJet and its continued endorsement of the Next-Generation 737."

WestJet also plans to reschedule 16 leased and direct-purchase airplanes.

"The new order of Boeing 737-700s will enable us to continue serving our guests with one of the most modern fleets in the air," said Sean Durfy, WestJet president and CEO. "At the same time, we'll have enhanced flexibility to deliver on our vision of becoming one of the top five airlines in the world by 2016."

Including this latest order, WestJet has 54 additional Next-Generation 737s scheduled for delivery.

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