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WestJet to offer ultra-low fares on new fleet

Last Updated Apr 20, 2017 at 11:28 am MDT

A WestJet plane lands at the Calgary airport. Feb 2, 2017 CityNews

Calgary-based WestJet plans to launch an ultra-low-cost carrier by the end of the year.

The airline said it is still waiting for regulatory approval, but will roll out the service with 10 Boeing 737-800 planes.

WestJet promises the “no-frills” option will mean more choice for air travellers.

“Our new airline will provide Canadians with a pro-competitive, cheap and cheerful flying experience,” WestJet President and CEO Gregg Saretsky said in a statement.

There are no details yet on what destinations the service will be flying to.