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New flights to Nova Scotia as Halifax service one of three WestJet routes to Canada for '24

Published Nov 15, 2023

Passengers will be able to board new flights to Nova Scotia in 2024 as WestJet launches direct flights between Edinburgh and the Canadian city of Halifax for the first time.

The airline is also adding Toronto and resuming its Calgary service next year, meaning there will be three direct routes between Scotland's busiest airport and Canada with the airline

These additional flights mean Edinburgh Airport will accommodate more flights to North America than ever before as transatlantic opportunities continue to increase.

Flights to Toronto will be daily and there will be four Calgary services each week. These routes will operate from May to October. Three Halifax flights will operate each week from June to September.

'Biggest ever North American programme for summer 2024'

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said: “WestJet’s decision to make Edinburgh Airport its home in Scotland is incredibly exciting, especially as they grow their presence in Scotland’s capital and we look forward to working with them to make these routes a success.

“The three cities offer vastly different things and it’s that rich history, the mix of cultures and stunning scenery that makes Canada one of the most exciting destinations anywhere in the world.

“By offering three Canadian destinations from Edinburgh, we will now be able to offer passengers our biggest ever North American programme for summer 2024 and we are confident people will grasp that opportunity to experience Canada and the USA.

“The growth in transatlantic travel from Edinburgh shows the clear appetite there is for people from Scotland to travel there as well as that ongoing desire for people in North America to come to Scotland. We have a fantastic offering and should continue to do all we can to make it a success.”

Daniel Fajardo, Vice-President, Network and Schedule Planning, WestJet said:

“WestJet is proud to grow upon our valued partnership with Edinburgh International Airport.

“This summer, WestJet will offer non-stop service to Edinburgh from Calgary, Toronto and Halifax and we are confident this enhanced connectivity between Edinburgh and three major Canadian hubs will further strengthen the two-way business and tourism pipeline between Canada and Scotland.”

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When flights will operate

RouteDaysFlight timesDates
YYC-EDI (Calgary)Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun1815-091012 May-25 October
EDI-YYCMon, Tues, Thurs,Sat1110-122913 May-26 October
YHZ-EDI (Halifax)Tues, Thurs, Sat2240-080420 June-3 September
EDI-YHZWed, Fri, Sun0930-113821 June-4 September
YYZ-EDI (Toronto)Daily2215-100514 May-12 October
EDI-YYZDaily1125-135915 May-13 October

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