The WestJet Group inaugurates service between Halifax and Edinburgh

Airline continues to bolster Atlantic Canada’s connectivity to Europe with seasonal service to Scotland and Ireland and London, Gatwick

CALGARY, AB, June 20, 2024 /CNW/ – WestJet is celebrating the departure of its inaugural service between Halifax and Edinburgh today with the departure of WS46 from Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) scheduled for 10:35 p.m. local. The new service marks an important milestone for the WestJet Group as it continues to bolster Halifax’s connectivity this summer. Additionally, the airline celebrated the return of non-stop service between Halifax and Dublin on Wednesday, June 19.

“Further solidifying our position as Canada’s leading leisure airline, this flight is another milestone in our commitment to enhancing Atlantic Canada’s business and leisure ties through air connectivity,” said Andrew Gibbons, WestJet Vice-President of External Affairs. “With today’s inaugural service, we are thrilled to further strengthen the connection between Halifax and Edinburgh as we continue to expand strategic air access across the region.

Earlier this year, WestJet Group CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech visited Halifax where he met with key stakeholders and community members to discuss the WestJet Group’s expanding presence across the region.

WestJet Summer Transatlantic Capacity from Halifax

RouteFrequencyStart DateEnd DateDepartureArrival
Halifax to
3x weeklyJune 20October 1310:35 p.m.8:10 a.m.
Edinburgh to
3x weeklyJune 21October 139:35 a.m.11:41 a.m.
Halifax to
4x weeklyJune 19October 1310:30 p.m.7:55 a.m.
Dublin to
4x weeklyJune 20October 149:30 a.m.11:38 a.m.
Halifax to
4x weeklyApril 28October 2511:00 p.m.9:00 a.m.
(Gatwick) to
4x weeklyApril 29October 2611:00 a.m.1:46 p.m.

About WestJet 

In 28 years of serving Canadians, WestJet has cut airfares in half and increased the flying population in Canada to more than 50 per cent. WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, growing over the years to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 100 destinations in 26 countries. 

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