WestJet (WS, Calgary) has firmed up the last nine of its original twenty-five Dash 8-400 order options with Bombardier (BBA, Montréal Trudeau). The turboprop are scheduled for delivery between April 2017 and June 2018.

"The conversion of these options aligns with the WestJet Encore (WR, Calgary) strategy of measured and profitable growth of our regional airline," Ferio Pugliese, President, WestJet Encore, said. "These aircraft will be put to good use and will contribute significantly to our mission to grow new markets and solidify our network and schedule coast-to-coast."

With the conversion of these options, WestJet Encore will have a fleet of forty-five Q400 aircraft by the end of 2018.