WestJet launches inaugural Halifax-Gatwick flight

Boeing 737MAX Westjet Photo by ace.exposure/Flickr

WestJet officially launched its Halifax and London route on April 30.

This is the first time the airline has used its newest aircraft, the Boeing 737-8 MAX for transatlantic travel. The departure of WS24 marks the start of daily, nonstop service between Halifax-Stanfield (YHZ) and London-Gatwick (LGW) until October 26, 2018.

On May 31, WestJet will launch its inaugural flight between Halifax and Paris on its Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft. The flight will mark the first time WestJet will land on the European mainland.

WestJet serves 18 cities from the Halifax-Stanfield (YHZ), up from 12 in 2013, including 12 Canadian, two transborder, one international and this summer will serve three European destinations including Glasgow, London and Paris; at peak summer schedule, the airline will operate around 25 flights per day or more than 170 flights per week.