Canadian airline cutting fuel costs with innovative new features!

Today, Canada’s second-largest air carrier, WestJet, announced a new money-saving feature for their Next-Generation 737s — they are making them lighter by adding helium to the air inside the cabin!

From their website:

Helium is approximately 85 per cent lighter than nitrogen, which accounts for 80 per cent of the air we breathe. With a maximum takeoff weight of more than 150,000 pounds, adding helium to the air mix will provide fuel savings of approximately three to four per cent on board WestJet’s Boeing Next-Generation 737s. This will, in turn, allow WestJet to pass the savings on to its guests.

So if you’re planning a trip across the world today, consider the benefits of flying in one of these new, state-of-the-art airplanes! 😉

Read their official press release here.