WestJet to restart Glasgow-Halifax route

The airline plans to reintroduce the service in May next year, with the addition of new flights to Toronto from the Scottish base 

Canadian airline, WestJet, has announced plans to restart its route between Glasgow Airport and Halifax in Canada from May 3, next year. 

The carrier is also expected to introduce a service between the Scottish hub and Toronto later that month, both with four direct flights per week.  

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“Both the Halifax and Toronto routes are crucial steps towards the rebuilding of Glasgow’s long-haul network and re-establishing the airport’s dominant position in the Scotland-Canada market,” said Derek Provan, AGS Airports chief executive.  

Routes to North America from Glasgow have not operated since March last year, therefore it’s hoped that reintroducing the popular Halifax link will be a hit amongst the Scottish public, whilst enhancing connectivity across Canada.  

Graeme Dey minister for transport, added: “It is encouraging to see airlines develop their connectivity with Scotland at this time. Canada is an important market for Scotland, and I am sure this route will be welcomed by both business travellers and tourists in both our countries. I also welcome the use of WestJet’s latest generation aircraft that will help minimise carbon emissions.” 

Both the reinstated and new service are set to be operated by the airline’s Boeing 737 fleet. 

Earlier this week, Canada was placed on the ‘green list’ for travel by the Scottish government, meaning passengers arriving in Scotland from this destination are not required to isolate.