WestJet to go transatlantic again, this time to Glasgow

WestJet has announced a new seasonal service to Glasgow in the UK, with daily flights from Toronto via Halifax scheduled to begin on 29 May 2015.

The new service is currently planned to operate through to 23 October 2015.

"This year's launch of service to Dublin has proved popular with existing transatlantic flyers and with new guests alike, thanks to market growth driven by drastically reduced fares," remarked Bob Cummings, WestJet executive vice-president, sales, marketing and guest experience. "Fares to Glasgow will be as much as 50% off existing prices, so we'll once again grow the market. Increased European operational and marketing experience is important as we count the months until four Boeing 767-300ERW aircraft join our fleet to further grow our network."

The Scotland-bound flight, WS30, was numbered in honour of St. Andrew's Day, which falls on 30 November. WestJet's second transatlantic route is a five-hour 15-minute journey – only slightly longer than the airline's popular flight from Halifax to Calgary.

WestJet will also resume its highly successful service between St. John's, Newfoundland, and Dublin, Ireland, on 1 May 2015, six weeks earlier than in 2014.

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