WestJet Reintroduces Seasonal Transatlantic Flights from Halifax to Dublin, Edinburgh, and London
Halifax, Nova Scotia - WestJet, a leading Canadian airline, has announced the return of its seasonal transatlantic service from Halifax to key European destinations, including Dublin, Edinburgh, and London. This move marks a significant step in enhancing connectivity and supporting the tourism and business economies in Atlantic Canada.Advertising
Revival of Transatlantic Routes
WestJet's summer schedule will see the resumption of flights between Halifax and Europe, with a focus on three major destinations:
- Halifax to London (Gatwick): Operating four times a week starting April 28, with flights departing Halifax at 11:00 p.m. and arriving in London at 9:04 a.m.
- Halifax to Dublin: Commencing June 19, this route will also operate four times a week, with flights leaving Halifax at 10:30 p.m. and reaching Dublin at 7:55 a.m.
- Halifax to Edinburgh: A new addition to WestJet's route map, this service will begin on June 20, operating three times a week. Flights will depart Halifax at 10:40 p.m. and arrive in Edinburgh at 8:04 a.m.
Community and Economic Implications
Andrew Gibbons, WestJet Vice-President of External Affairs, emphasized the significance of these routes in strengthening Halifax's connections to global hubs and supporting the region's tourism and business sectors. Joyce Carter, President & CEO of Halifax International Airport Authority, expressed excitement about the return of these popular routes and the addition of Edinburgh to their route map.
Susan Corkum-Greek, Minister of Economic Development, highlighted the importance of direct flights in connecting Nova Scotia to the global marketplace, supporting tourism growth, and promoting the province as an attractive destination for living and investment. Mayor Mike Savage also commended the efforts to increase air access to and from Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
In its 27 years of operation, WestJet has significantly impacted the Canadian aviation industry, expanding from three aircraft and 250 employees to over 180 aircraft and 14,000 employees. The airline now serves more than 100 destinations in 26 countries. WestJet's commitment to affordable travel and expanding connectivity has been a cornerstone of its growth and success.
The reintroduction of WestJet's seasonal transatlantic flights from Halifax to Dublin, Edinburgh, and London is a welcome development for Atlantic Canada. These routes not only enhance international connectivity but also play a crucial role in the region's economic and tourism growth. For more information, visit WestJet's website.