De Havilland Dash 8

De Havilland Dash 8-400 (WestJet Encore)

Unique characteristics

Boarding the aircraft

  • Some of our airports and destinations require our guests to walk outside between the airport and the aircraft, and ascend/descend aircraft stairs. Contact WestJet prior to your trip if you require assistance to or from the aircraft. 
 

Inflight entertainment

    Our turboprop aircraft are not equipped with an inflight entertainment system. 

Guest capacity

78 seats, 10 Premium, 68 Economy

Premium seat pitch

79 cm / 31 in

Economy seat pitch

76.2 cm / 30 in

Lavatories1

1 (at front of aircraft)

Cruise speed

667 kph / 414 mph / 360 knots

Engine

Pratt and Whitney 150A

Maximum altitude

7,620 m / 25,000 ft

Range

2,519 km / 1,565 mi

Aircraft length

32.8 m / 107 ft 9 in

Tail height

8.4 m / 27 ft 5 in

Wingspan

28.4 m / 93 ft 3 in

Cargo door dimensions2

130 cm / 51 in tall
150 cm / 59 in wide

1Airline toilets function as usual, sanitary wipes and hand sanitizer is available. 

2Please refer to our Package Shipping Guidelines page for more information on size restrictions.

Seat map of Q400
Seat type
        Premium seat
        Economy seat
        Less desirable