WestJet (WS, Calgary) has secured a multi-year contract with Suncor Energy (Calgary) to fly its employees and contractors to the company’s oil sands operations in Alberta, the Canadian carrier said in a press release. The deal comes into effect this November and includes more than a hundred weekly flights.
As part of the contract, the airline will operate a mix of Next-Generation 737s, as well as Dash 8-400s from its low cost arm WestJet Encore (WR, Calgary) between Edmonton Int'l, Calgary, Vancouver Int'l, Kelowna, Saskatoon and Fort McMurray.
WestJet operates a fleet of 117 aircraft including thirteen B737-600s, fifty-seven B737-700s, fourty-three B737-800s and four B767-300(ER)s. Its low cost subsidiary WestJet Encore maintains flights with thirty-one Q400s.
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