Glasgow, Scotland is WestJet’s newest European destination.
At a special media event held today in Halifax, the carrier announced that daily non-stop flights from Halifax, NS will begin May 29, 2015, with direct (same-aircraft) service from Toronto.
The new service will be operated on one of the airline’s Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 series aircraft. Highlights include:
- Daily non-stop seasonal flights between Halifax and Glasgow from May 29, 2015 to Oct. 23, 2015
- Daily direct (same-aircraft) seasonal flights between Toronto and Glasgow
- Daily connections between Glasgow via Halifax or Toronto to Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and 16 other cities in WestJet’s Canadian network.
“This year’s launch of service to Dublin has proved popular with existing transatlantic flyers and with new guests alike, thanks to market growth driven by drastically reduced fares,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet executive vice-president, Sales, Marketing and Guest Experience. “Fares to Glasgow will be as much as fifty per cent off existing prices, so we’ll once again grow the market. Increased European operational and marketing experience is important as we count the months until four Boeing 767-300ERW aircraft join our fleet to further grow our network.”