Canadian carrier WestJet (TSX: WJA) said it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement for 65 737 MAX aircraft from US airframer Boeing (NYSE: BA).
This order was previously announced on August 29, 2013 as a letter of intent to purchase, the carrier said.
Westjet said that the purchase agreement includes commitments for 25 MAX 7 and 40 MAX 8 aircraft with substitution rights to the 737 MAX 9, with deliveries scheduled from 2017 through 2027.
The carrier will substitute 15 of its existing Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft orders currently scheduled to deliver between December 2014 and 2018, with Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, for a net increase of 50 committed deliveries to its fleet plan.
WestJet offers scheduled service to 87 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Find out more at www.westjet.com.