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WestJet has a new non-stop service between Halifax & Manchester

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  •   01-20-2020  9:10 am

WestJet has a new non-stop service between Halifax & Manchester

WestJet is forging another connection across the Atlantic into the United Kingdom with the announcement of new non-stop service between Halifax, N.S., and Manchester U.K. beginning June 5, 2020.

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This summer, WestJet will operate more than 300 seasonal departures from Halifax to London (Gatwick) and Glasgow, Scotland.

"WestJet is continuing to invest in our Atlantic gateway, connecting Nova Scotia to the world and the world to Nova Scotia in new ways," said Charles Duncan, WestJet chief strategy officer. "The U.K. is Nova Scotia's largest inbound tourism market and our newest investment connects the province to new sources of tourists."

Manchester Airport is considered the global gateway to northern England and offers easy access to and from its historic city centre. With its evolved industrial heritage, the city is perfect for exploring thanks to its culture, love of football, restaurants and pubs. In addition, WestJet guests will have 16 more destinations to choose from out of Manchester on Virgin Connect, one of the largest regional carriers in Europe.

Details of the new seasonal service

WestJet's seasonal service between Halifax Stanfield (YHZ) and Manchester Airport (MAN) will operate four-times weekly on the airline's Boeing 737-700. Flights are timed for convenient connectivity across WestJet's network into and out of Halifax.

WestJet has served Halifax since 2003 and has seen 300 per cent growth in flights to and from Halifax Stanfield and now serves 16 cities with an average of 60 daily inbound and outbound flights per day from Halifax.

Details of WestJet's service between Halifax and Manchester, U.K.:

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Halifax-
Manchester

Four-times
weekly

10:45 p.m.

8:10 a.m. (+1)

June 5, 2020-
October 24,
2020

Manchester-
Halifax

Four-times
weekly

9:45 a.m.

11:52 a.m.

June 6, 2020-
October 24,
2020


WestJet has also partnered with Discover Halifax and Halifax International Airport Authority on its Stopover Halifax program. The program opens the door for arriving and connecting passengers at Halifax Stanfield to experience more of the city by booking it as a stopover from seven hours to seven days at no additional airfare.


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