WestJet was founded in 1996 by Clive Beddoe, Mark Hill, Tim Morgan and Donald Bell, four Calgary entrepreneurs who saw an opportunity to provide low-fare air travel across western Canada. The team researched other successful airlines in North America - in particular low-cost carriers. Following the primary examples of Southwest Airlines and Morris Air, they determined that a similar model could be successful in Western Canada.
Westjet currently has 95 aircraft - all Boeing 737 Next-Generation. Their network has expanded throughout Canada and into the United States.
|Manufacture||Type||Thumbnail||Guest Capacity||Engine||Avg Seat Pitch||Cruise Speed||Max Altitude||Range||Wingspan||Length||Tail height||Notes|
|Boeing||737-600||119||CFM International CFM56-7||32"||850 km/h||41,000 Feet||5,635 km||112 ft 7 in||102 ft 6 in||41 ft 2 in|
|Boeing||737-700||136||GE/Snecma CFM56-7B||32"||866 km/h||41,000 Feet||6,115 km||112 ft 7 in||110 ft 4 in||41 ft 2 in|
|Boeing||737-800||166||GE/Snecma CFM56-7B||34"||850 km/h||41,000 Feet||5,667 km||112 ft 7 in||129 ft 6 in||41 ft 2 in|
- See WestJet Flights.