08 March 2015

WestJet Announces Its First 767-300ER

According to CH-Aviation.com, WestJet Airlines revealed that a former Qantas 767-338ER, VH-OGJ (c/n 25274, l/n 396) will be their first wide-body airliner. This is the first of four 767-300ERs the Canadian airline will obtain to use for winter service between Alberta and Hawai‘i, and will replace the wet-lease agreement the airline had with Thomas Cook Airlines. It will be registered as C-FOGJ with WestJet.

25274 was delivered to Qantas Airways in October 1991, named "City of Port Macquarie". In October 2002, it was leased to Qantas' new subsidiary Australian Airlines [AO/AUZ], and was there for four years. It was returned to Qantas, then withdrawn from service in October 2014, and stored at VCV. It's currently undergoing maintenance and Blended Winglet installation in Louisiana.

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