Earlier this year and to much fanfare, WestJet launched their first trans-Atlantic flight, the seasonal St. John’s, Newfoundland to Dublin, Ireland run. Testing the market, it was seen as a ‘testing the United Kingdom waters’ route and has worked out so well for the Calgary based airline that as of spring 2015, WestJet will tick-off another European country in introducing their new Halifax to Glasgow, Scotland route.
Using the same Boeing B737-700 type aircraft, the flight will originate in Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and touchdown in Halifax to re-fuel and collect more passengers before jumping the puddle Atlantic for the land of kilts, bagpipes and haggis. The daily flights are set to begin on May 29th and run until October the 23rd.
Introductory, early-bird fares will start at $259 one way from Halifax and the flight time will be just over five hours. With their new order of the larger Boeing B767 planes handling Calgary to Hawaii service next winter season, expect a new European destination or two to be added for the new, further reaching planes to be deployed to in the summers.