April 1, 2011 by staff
“As a low-cost airline, we are constantly looking for innovative ways to keep our costs low,” said shrill voice of WestJet spokesman Richard Bartrem the plan.
Helium is 85 percent less dense than nitrogen, the element that makes up 80 percent of the air we breathe. As such, the Calgary-based company says the “state of the art, money-saving” idea could reduce the cost of airline fuel by up to three or four percent per year so their Boeing 737 fleet naturally more buoyant.
For video of exactly how the plan, visit westjet.com helium, or view the report of Scott Peterson weight in history in the player above.
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