WestJet joins the 787 family

Canada's WestJet has announced an agreement with Boeing that includes a commitment for 10 787-9s, with options for 10 more.

"This order represents an exciting new chapter in WestJet's history," said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet president and CEO.

Saretsky says the Dreamliner will allow WestJet to serve new destinations in Asia and South America and expand into the European market.

"We welcome WestJet to the Dreamliner family and look forward to the new destinations they will serve," said Ray Conner, Boeing vice chairman. "WestJet, for its entire 21-year history, has been a loyal all-Boeing jet customer, and we're excited to see them expand their fleet with the 787."