Posted on: 15 April 2016 by Mark Howells
WestJet has inaugurated its newest route from Halifax with the departure of flight 3712 to Boston, the service being operated daily with WestJet Encore's fleet of Bombardier Q400s.
“WestJet Encore is pleased to begin flying year-round between Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Boston's Logan International Airport,” said Ferio Pugliese, President, WestJet Encore and executive vice-president, WestJet. “We are delighted to join these two cities, which have historically shared a strong bond. This is another example of WestJet Encore's expanding network in Atlantic Canada, which is providing both business and leisure travellers with more choice along with lower fares and caring WestJet service.”
Since 2005, WestJet and WestJet Encore have accounted for more than 60% of the increase in flights out of Nova Scotia and almost 90% of the growth of available seat miles (ASMs) out of Halifax. WestJet now serves 17 non-stop destinations from Halifax: 10 domestic and seven international and transborder routes including Boston; Cancun; Punta Cana; Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa, Florida; and, Glasgow, Scotland.
The outbound flight from Halifax departs daily at 12:40 and lands in Boston at 13:28. The return flight takes off from Boston at 16:35, touching down in Halifax at 19:16 (all times local).