Photographs have surfaced of a WestJet Boeing 737 Max 8 in the airline's new livery, giving an initial look at a paint scheme that the Calgary-based airline rolled out in May.

At the time, WestJet released digitally-rendered images of the livery on a 787-9, but it has not yet released actual photographs.

Twitter user Tom Podolec on 29 June posted several pictures of a 737 Max 8 (registration C-FNWD) in WestJet's new colours.

The shots show the aircraft on final approach to Toronto while operating WestJet flight 656 from Calgary, according to Podolec.

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Tom Podolec, Twitter

He also caught the aircraft taking off from Toronto, bound for Vancouver as WestJet flight 715.

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Tom Podolec, Twitter

WestJet on 8 May announced it had designed a new livery and said it would unveil the design on a 737 Max in June.

The same day it announced the redesign, the company released a video showing digitally-created images of a 787-9 in the paint scheme. WestJet expects to take delivery of its first 787-9 in January 2019.

Source: Cirium Dashboard