Posted on: 29 May 2015 by Mark Howells
WestJet is launching its daily service between Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Glasgow, Scotland, with the first flight featuring the airline’s Tartan tail.“Today's launch of service to the UK marks the start of another exciting chapter in the history of WestJet,” remarked Gregg Saretsky, WestJet president and CEO. “As Canada's low-fare leader for nearly 20 years, we have dedicated ourselves to liberating Canadians from the high cost of air travel. With our service to Ireland and the UK, we are making it more affordable than ever before to travel overseas, whether for business or leisure. As we prepare to take delivery of our first Boeing 767-300ER aircraft in July, this overseas experience continues to position us to be a truly global carrier in the years to come.”The inaugural flight leaves Toronto Pearson tonight at 18:10 EDT, stopping at Halifax Stanfield International Airport before departing for Glasgow at 22:45 ADT. The estimated landing time (BST) in Glasgow is 08:00 (+1), where passengers can connect via 30 airlines to more than 100 destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Daily flights from Halifax will follow the same timings from then on. The return Glasgow–Halifax flight will leave Scotland at 09:30, arriving in Halifax at 11:45 (local times).