Dublin, Ireland - Elix Aviation Capital announces that it has completed lease agreements with WestJet Encore for two Bombardier Q400 aircraft. With these agreements, Elix secures its first customer in Canada and fifth Q400 operator.

Commenting on the deal, Elix Chief Commercial Office John Moore said:
"Elix is honored to be supporting WestJet's Q400 fleet expansion with these leased aircraft. WestJet Encore's deployment of the Q400 provides a great example of how turboprops add value to airline networks with their ability to profitably serve smaller markets."

WestJet Encore's President, Charles Duncan said:
“We are pleased with the opportunity provided by Elix Aviation Capital to continue our growth across Canada. The flexibility provided by this lease agreement supports our strategy of connecting more Canadians with low fares and a remarkable guest experience.”