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Wednesday 28th of October 2015
The Canadian airline WestJet has announced that it is to increase the number of flights that it operates out of Glasgow Airport by 2016. The additional flights will see an offering of 3800 extra seats on flights to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The announcement comes months after the launch of a daily direct service to Halifax, which saw visiting dignitaries including the Canadian High Commissioner visit Glasgow Airport on the inaugural flight. WestJet has announced that it will begin its new flight schedule on 2 May 2016.
Halifax is an Atlantic seaport and the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia which has strong historic links with Scotland; in honour of these links, WestJet have created a tartan to adorn the tail of the aircraft operating on the route.
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 £12 million for the city’s economy. The new route is proving extremely popular with Scottish passengers too – many of whom have relatives living there.”