WestJet executives are not ruling out an accelerated ramp-up of its Swoop ULCC as a way to inject lower-cost lift into its system as it works to offset higher fuel costs and expenses tied to several key initiatives. Swoop, which operates 189-seat Boeing 737-800s shifted over from WestJet’s mainline fleet, launched in June with two aircraft and is poised to welcome a third. WestJet’s plans call for it to have six aircraft by year-end and 10 by fall 2019. The primary factor in how ...


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