21 November, 2023

WestJet confirms summer services between Halifax and Dublin, Edinburgh and London will return next year.

The Canadian airline WestJet has confirmed it will restart seasonal services between  Halifax and Dublin, Edinburgh and London next year.

WestJet Vice-President External Affairs, Andrew Gibbons said:  "In service of our valued relationship with the province, airport, partners and guests, we are thrilled to resume service between Halifax and Europe, strengthening the region's critical connections to global hubs, tourism and business economies. The celebration reaffirms our commitment to the city of Halifax and surrounding region, bringing to life our promise of bolstering leisure travel options in Atlantic Canada and further connecting our guests with the people and places they love most."

WestJet Route

Frequency

Start Date

Departure

time (local) 

Arrival time

(local) 

Halifax – London

(Gatwick)

4x/week

April 28

11:00 p.m.

9:04 a.m.

London (Gatwick)

- Halifax 

4x/week

April 29

11:00 a.m.

1:46 p.m.

Halifax – Dublin

4x/week

June 19

10:30 p.m.

7:55 a.m.

Dublin – Halifax

4x/week

June 20

9:30 a.m.

11:32 a.m.

Halifax –

Edinburgh* 

3x/week

June 20

10:40 p.m.

8:04 a.m.

Edinburgh –

Halifax* 

3x/week

June 21

9:30 a.m.

11:38 a.m.

*New route not previously operated 


"WestJet has connected Halifax Stanfield and key European destinations for several years, and we're thrilled they plan to offer three non-stop transatlantic routes again next summer," said Joyce Carter, President & CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority. "Dublin and London Gatwick were popular routes in the past, both for Atlantic Canadians and Europeans, and we're delighted to add Edinburgh to our route map in 2024."

"We are thrilled to see the return of WestJet's non-stop flights to these key destinations. Europe is an important market for Nova Scotia, and direct flights play a key role in leveraging these markets as people want to spend less time in transit and more time at their destination. The return of these routes help connect us to the global marketplace, bring new investment, support tourism growth and promote our province as a great place to visit, live and invest," said Honourable Susan Corkum-Greek, Minister of Economic Development.

"We are delighted West Jet is renewing its commitment to Halifax and the Martimes by adding new direct flights across the pond, a valued travel destination for so many, with the promise of a boon for tourism in our region. Kudos to Joyce Carter and her team for the exceptional work to increase air access to and from Halifax Stanfield International Airport," said Mayor Mike Savage.