Airways Magazine

WestJet To Launch New Transatlantic Route From Halifax To Manchester

 Breaking News
  • Air Senegal To Fly To London MIAMI – West African airline Air Senegal (HC), based out of Blaise Diagne International Airport in Dakar, has announced that It will begin flying to London in Summer 2020, the...
  • KLM To Introduce Premium Economy Within a Year MIAMI – Pieter Elbers, CEO of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), confirmed the belated introduction of a Premium Economy cabin on its long-haul fleet within a year. The announcement came...

WestJet To Launch New Transatlantic Route From Halifax To Manchester

WestJet To Launch New Transatlantic Route From Halifax To Manchester
January 19
09:11 2020

MIAMI – Canadian airline, WestJet, will be opening a new route from Halifax, Canada to Manchester, United Kingdom, starting from June 5, 2020.

The flight will be operated four times a week using their Boeing 737-700 aircraft, which has a two-class config of 130 seats, split into 12 premium and 118 economy seats.

The Transatlantic flight to North America will take only six hours and the flight from Halifax to Manchester taking just over five hours. Passengers will also have the ability to connect onto other flights to places such as Ottawa, Calgary, and Edmonton.

“This will be the fifth long haul route to launch at Manchester Airport in 2020, underlining the role we play in giving people and businesses across the North direct access to key tourist destinations and economic hubs,” said Andrew Cowan, CEO of Manchester Airport.

Cowan continued, “We look forward to welcoming WestJet to Manchester Airport and supporting their growth here in the years ahead. It is an exciting time to start flying from Manchester, with our £1bn investment underway and customers set to enjoy the benefits of our new state-of-the-art facilities later this year.”

“WestJet is continuing to invest in our Atlantic gateway, and is now connecting Nova Scotia to Manchester, the global gateway to northern England,” said WestJet’s Chief Strategy Officer, Charles Duncan.

“This new route connects the UK, Nova Scotia’s largest inbound tourism market, to new sources of tourists and will forge additional and stronger economic, business and leisure ties between Halifax and Manchester,” Duncan said.

WestJet operates a total of 124 aircraft, broken down into 117 Boeing 737s, four Boeing 767s and three Boeing 787 Dreamliners, to over 100 destinations in 24 different countries.

The airline also have orders outstanding for the troubled Boeing 737 MAX family and are due to receive seven more Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. 

Comments
0
20
fb-share-icon20

About Author

Jamie Clarke

Jamie Clarke

Related Articles

Current Issue

Cart

Subscribe to our weekly Newsletter

Polls

Would you feel safe flying on a Boeing 737 MAX once the grounding is lifted?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

@airwaysmagazine

Airways YouTube Channel

Polls

Would you feel safe flying on a Boeing 737 MAX once the grounding is lifted?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
0