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Boeing 737 MAX 10 in WestJet livery.

WestJet Orders 42 New 737 MAX Jets

Sept. 29, 2022
The Canadian carrier placed a contract worth up to $5.67 billion for over three dozen of Boeing’s largest 737 MAX aircraft, with options for 22 more of the same model.

WestJet, a Calgary-based low-cost airline placed a contract with Boeing for 42 737 MAX 10 aircraft, an order that could be worth up to $5.67 billion at list prices – though neither Boeing nor WestJet has reported the value. The placement includes purchase options for 22 more of the same aircraft.

WestJet operates an all-Boeing fleet of 107 aircraft that includes 18 737 MAX 8 jets, and outstanding orders for 26 more of those models and 22 737 MAX 7 jets. "The 737-10 will provide WestJet with additional capacity and unrivalled efficiency as the airline expands its network of destinations across Canada and around the world," according to Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal.

Though still not FAA-certified for commercial operation the 737 MAX 10 is the largest of Boeing’s narrow-body, 737 MAX series, carrying a maximum of 230 passengers and having a maximum range of 3,300 nautical miles. Boeing has logged over 850 orders for the MAX 10, including from major carriers like United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

"The 737-10 will be a game changer, with one of the lowest costs per seat among mid-range aircraft. This will foster our low-cost positioning and affordability for Canadians," stated Alexis von Hoensbroech, WestJet Group CEO. "In addition, with its lower fuel consumption and reduced emissions, the 737-10 will further improve the environmental footprint of our fleet."

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