Wednesday, 28 October 2021 08:27

WestJet to increase flights from Glasgow to Canada

WestJet to increase flights from Glasgow to Canada

Canadian airline WestJet is to increase the number of flights it operates between Glasgow Airport and Halifax, Nova Scotia next summer.

WestJet launched its new long-haul direct daily service on 30 May 2015, and has announced it will begin its 2016 flight schedule four weeks early on 2 May, offering an additional 3,800 seats to passengers.

The service, which uses a Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 aircraft with a tartan tail, will run until the end of October 2016.

The new service is WestJet’s UK debit, and its second transatlantic service following the launch of direct flights to Dublin in 2014.

Francois Bourienne, commercial director at Glasgow Airport said: “This new route has gone down incredibly well with our customers, which has been reflected in high ticket sales. It is fantastic that WestJet is demonstrating its confidence in the route by increasing its flight schedule for 2016, offering even more seats for our passengers.

“Canada is Glasgow’s third largest international market with 37,000 trips made each year by Canadian visitors who generate £12million for the city’s economy. The new route is proving extremely popular with Scottish passengers too – many of whom have relatives living there.

“Glasgow Airport is incredibly proud of its long haul connectivity and WestJet, which has an extensive route network throughout North America, plays an important role in strengthening the already close relationship between Scotland and Canada. We look forward to working closely with the airline to continue the success of this exciting new route.”

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