WestJet is expanding its service from Halifax Stanfield International Airport with the release of its 2015 summer schedule, making official – WestJet Encore is now serving Canadians coast to coast.
“Halifax is at the core of our service increase across Atlantic Canada, now marking WestJet Encore’s presence from coast to coast,” said Ferio Pugliese, president, WestJet Encore. “Within two years of the launch of WestJet Encore, and with the support of our guests and the hard work of WestJetters across the country, we will have grown from two aircraft serving five cities in Western Canada to 16 aircraft serving more than 20 destinations across Canada. Our research shows that in the 12 months after the launch of WestJet Encore into new markets, traffic rose as high as 55% while fares decreased as much as 40%. It illustrates the value we are bringing to Canadians.”
New non-stop daily service from Halifax to Gander and Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Sydney, Nova Scotia begins July 15, along with increased frequency between Halifax and Ottawa, Toronto and St. John’s, Newfoundland. Cities currently served from Halifax include Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Ontario, and six US and international destinations.
Haligonians will also help WestJet celebrate new service between their fair city and Glasgow, United Kingdom, beginning May 29. As the halfway point between Europe and the west coast of North America, Halifax is the perfect jumping-off point for a tour across the pond.