500 and Counting


WestJet congratulated Bombardier on June 25 for the delivery of its 500th Q400 aircraft. The milestone aircraft was delivered to WestJet during a ceremony at Bombardier’s assembly site in Toronto.

“The speed, reliability, guest comfort and economics offered by the Q400 have made this aircraft a cornerstone of WestJet Encore’s success,” said Ferio Pugliese, executive vice-president, WestJet, and president, WestJet Encore. “For more than a decade, airlines around the world have purchased the aircraft based on these reasons. Bombardier is a strong Canadian company and should be proud of this significant milestone achievement.”

WestJet Encore celebrated its second anniversary on June 24. The regional airline, a wholly owned subsidiary of WestJet, now serves 24 communities across Canada.