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The first Boeing 737-800 Converted Freighter of WestJet Cargo arrives in Calgary

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The first of four Boeing Converted Freighter (Boeing 737-800BCF) aircraft leased from BBAM Limited Partnership arrived today at WestJet Cargo (BBAM).

The Boeing 737-800BCF, which will be utilized for express cargo and e-commerce freight, will be operated by WestJet Cargo for the first time in Canada.

The first aircraft (msn 34686) was converted by Boeing at an approved MRO facility in Guangzhou, China, before being delivered to WestJet Cargo in Calgary. By the end of 2022, WestJet Cargo hopes to have all four BCFs in service.

The 737-800 equipped with CFM56-7B engines allows WestJet Cargo to deliver more fuel efficiency, flexibility, and frequency to its customers by leveraging its quick-to-load and fly narrow-body aircraft.

Using WestJet’s current network and highly qualified 737 pilots, WestJet Cargo routes and scheduled services will cater to the different demands of cargo clients.

In June 2021, WestJet announced the launch of a new dedicated cargo service, which will use 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) to meet the larger-scale demands of Canadian businesses, freight forwarders, shippers, and individual consumers.

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