Canadian low-cost carrier (LCC) WestJet has been given the go-ahead from its pilots to acquire additional widebody aircraft. Calgary-based WestJet currently operates four Boeing 767-300s from destinations in Canada to Hawaii and London Gatwick. The carrier, which was founded in 1996 and operated an all-737 mainline fleet for most of its existence, has said its initial widebody, long-haul flights that began in January 2016 have been a success. As a result, WestJet has signaled its intention ...

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