WestJet’s 767s Take Off with ETOPS Certification

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore January 13, 2016 23:22

WestJet’s 767s Take Off with ETOPS Certification

On January 10, 2016 WestJet celebrated its first flight from Alberta to Hawaii using its own Boeing 767-300 extended-range aircraft.  The airline will operate two 767s from Calgary and Edmonton to Honolulu and Maui. The airline has recently received Extended-range Twin-engine Operation (ETOPS) certification for long range transoceanic wide-body operations.  It will fly its very own recently acquired and now ETOPS-certified Boeing 767-300ER fleet on this route for the first time.  Previously WestJet seasonally leased Boeing 757-200s from several airlines to carry out the Hawaiian route on their behalf; including from North American Airlines and Thomas Cook.

“As we enter our 20th anniversary year, non-stop service from Alberta to Hawaii onboard our own wide-body aircraft is an exciting new chapter in the WestJet success story,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “Albertans love non-stop WestJet service to Hawaii and we now have the opportunity to provide a full WestJet experience with our own Boeing 767-300 aircraft combined with our award-winning WestJetters.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore January 13, 2016 23:22