WestJet to request Ex-Im funding for 737s

Source: Flightglobal.com
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Canadian low-cost airline WestJet Airlines will request US Export Import bank support at a meeting scheduled for 2 February at the export credit agency's offices in Washington DC.

The airline has orders for 35 Boeing 737-700 and two 737-800 aircraft through 2018, according to Flightglobal's ACAS database.

Earlier this month, chief finance officer Vito Culmone said during an investors' presentation that the airline remains committed to its 737 delivery plan. He said Westjet will not scale back deliveries in the next six years despite a plan to acquire 40 turboprops to launch a short-haul regional carrier.

The airline operates 97 737 aircraft.