Monday 13th of October 2014
Get booking flights at Glasgow if you want to head to Canada, with Car Hire Glasgow Airport staff hoping to welcome car hire customers from there at the back end of next year.
There will be new long-haul direct flights from Glasgow Airport heading to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canadian airline WestJet will introduce the daily flights from the summer of 2015.
The latest tie-up for WestJet is its first to fly to a UK airport and adds to the launch of a transatlantic service introduced this year, flying from Dublin. The inaugural flight on the new Glasgow service will depart from Glasgow on May 30th, 2015 and the carrier will then will fly daily until October 24th, 2015.
WestJet said the journey time will be approximately five hours 15 minutes and will be operated by a 136-seat Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 series aircraft.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said “This is fantastic news for Glasgow Airport and for Scotland. WestJet is an ambitious airline with an extensive route network and we’re delighted it has chosen Glasgow as its first ever UK destination. Scotland has always enjoyed a close relationship with Canada and not only will the daily service to Halifax provide our customers with greater choice, it will further strengthen our long haul connectivity. This announcement underlines our commitment to delivering the routes and services our customers demand and we are looking forward to welcoming WestJet to Glasgow.”
Passenger using the service will also be able to access connections to Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and 16 other cities in WestJet’s Canadian network.
This latest route win for Glasgow Airport follows news this week Virgin Airlines will increase its service from Glasgow to Orlando, Florida to three times a week in the 2015 summer season to meet demand.
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