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WestJet announces large increase in service to Halifax

Westjet Boeing 767
Gatwick Airport

WestJet today announced the largest increase in service from Halifax Stanfield International Airport since the airline first arrived in February 2003.

Halifax is at the core of our service increase across Atlantic Canada, now marking WestJet Encore’s presence from coast to coast,” said Ferio Pugliese, President, WestJet Encore.

“Within two years of the launch of WestJet Encore, and with the support of our guests and the hard work of WestJetters across the country, we will have grown from two aircraft serving five cities in Western Canada to 16 aircraft serving more than 20 destinations across Canada. Our research shows that in the twelve months after the launch of WestJet Encore in to new markets, traffic rose as high as 55 per cent while fares decreased as much as 40 per cent. It illustrates the value we are bringing to Canadians.”

“Our current reach means we are bringing lower fares and more choices for air travel to more communities. As we continue to foster a competitive market with high-value, low-fare options and strong connectivity to the wider WestJet network, Canadians can expect great things in 2015 from Canada’s fastest-growing airline,” concluded Pugliese.

“It’s always a wonderful day when we can expand our air service here at Halifax Stanfield,” says Joyce Carter, HalifaxInternational Airport Authority President and CEO. “This commitment by WestJet is an expression of their confidence inHalifax and all of Atlantic Canada.”

The airline continues to bolster its presence in the Atlantic Provinces where the majority of route and frequency increases announced today take place. New non-stop daily service from Halifax to Gander and Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Sydney, Nova Scotia begins July 15, 2015, along with increased frequency between Halifax and Ottawa, Toronto and St. John’s, Newfoundland. Cities currently served from Halifax include Calgary, Edmonton,Hamilton, Ontario, and six U.S. and international destinations.

Details of new daily non-stop service between Halifax and Glasgow, United Kingdom:

RouteFrequencyDepartingArrivingEffective
Halifax – GlasgowDaily10:45 p.m.8:00 a.m. (+1)May 29, 2015
Glasgow – HalifaxDaily9:30 a.m.11:45 a.m.May 30, 2015

 

Details of new daily non-stop service between Halifax and Gander:

RouteFrequencyDepartingArrivingEffective
Halifax – GanderDaily8:50 p.m.11:03 p.m.July 15, 2015
Gander – HalifaxDaily5:25 a.m.6:54 a.m.July 16, 2015

 

Details of new daily non-stop service between Halifax and Deer Lake:

RouteFrequencyDepartingArrivingEffective
Halifax – Deer LakeDaily7:40 a.m.9:46 a.m.July 15, 2015
Deer Lake – HalifaxDaily10:20 a.m.11:38 a.m.July 15, 2015

 

Details of new additional non-stop service between Halifax and Sydney:

RouteFrequencyDepartingArrivingEffective
Halifax – SydneyDaily12:40 p.m.1:35 p.m.July 15, 2015
Sydney – HalifaxDaily2:05 p.m.3:02 p.m.July 15, 2015

 

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