CALGARY—WestJet’s premium-economy trial has paid off, convincing the carrier to launch a fleet-wide retrofit that will see new, larger two-by-two seats replacing the current three-by-three test configuration that uses a blocked middle seat. The Calgary-based carrier plans to start the modification work on its Boeing 737 fleet late this year and expects it to take about 18 months. WestJet introduced its premium-economy, or Plus, product using the blocked middle seat to see if ...

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