WestJet announced Glasgow, United Kingdom, as its newest European destination. Daily non-stop flights from Halifax begin May 29, 2015, with direct (same-aircraft) service from Toronto, operated on one of the airline’s Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 series aircraft.
“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.”
WestJet expects its new flights to be popular with Nova Scotians visiting family and friends, Canadian visitors looking for a uniquely Scottish experience and with British guests travelling to Canada.
The Scotland-bound flight, WS 30, was numbered in honour of St. Andrew’s Day, which falls on Nov. 30. WestJet’s second transatlantic route is a five-hour 15-minute journey – only a wee bit longer than the airline’s popular flight from Halifax to Calgary.
Highlights of the new service include:
New daily non-stop seasonal flights between Halifax and Glasgow from May 29, 2015 to Oct. 23, 2015.
New 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.