WestJet takes delivery of first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced it has delivered the first of ten 787 Dreamliners to WestJet, the company said.

The Dreamliner marks the start of the airline´s global expansion. WestJet will use the super-efficient, long-range 787-9 Dreamliner to profitably serve new international routes.

This spring, WestJet will use the 787-9 — the longest-range Dreamliner that can fly 7,635 nautical miles (14,140km) — to offer the first-ever flight connecting Calgary and Dublin. The airline will also offer non-stop Dreamliner service between Calgary and London Gatwick and Calgary and Paris.