North American low-cost carriers have generally avoided long-haul routes, preferring to fly shorter stage lengths on which they can leverage cost and efficiency advantages. But with many of these carriers running out of room to grow as they add new, longer-range narrowbody aircraft, could this strategy evolve? In some respects, it is already changing in Canada, where WestJet Airlines has nearly run out of obvious expansion targets in North America, Mexico and the Caribbean. WestJet already ...

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