WestJet to expand at Toronto, will use the MAX 8 to fly from Halifax to both Paris and London

WestJet's first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

WestJet also announced that it has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Toronto Pearson hub to key business and tourism destinations in Canada, the U.S. Mexico and the Caribbean, adding 28 more weekly flights.

Details of WestJet’s increased service from Toronto:

  • Toronto-Ottawa, 76 to 85 times weekly (13 times each business day).
  • Toronto-Montreal, from 88 to 93 times weekly (14 times each business day).
  • Toronto-Saskatoon, from 10 to 12 times weekly.
  • Toronto-Victoria, from three to four times weekly.
  • Toronto-Cancun, from nine to 10 times weekly.
  • Toronto-Montego Bay, from 10 to 11 times weekly.
  • Toronto-Nassau, from four to five times weekly.
  • Toronto-Puerto Plata, from two to three times weekly.
  • Toronto-Punta Cana, from five to six times weekly.
  • Toronto-Fort Myers, from four to five times weekly.

This summer, WestJet will operate an average of 128 daily flights from Toronto, reflecting a 25 per cent growth in capacity from its Toronto Pearson hub since 2013.

WestJet also announced that it is again connecting Atlantic Canada to the world by air with daily direct flights between Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris and Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London, U.K.

All flights will be operated on the airline’s newest, most efficient and guest-friendly aircraft, the Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 (above).

Starting May 31, WestJet will begin service with daily flights between Halifax and Paris. On April 29, WestJet will begin daily service between Halifax and London (Gatwick). In addition, WestJet will add one flight to Halifax from Calgary for a total of 15 weekly flights.

WestJet currently serves 16 cities from the Halifax International Airport, up from six in 2013, including 10 Canadian, two transborder, one international and three European destinations; at peak summer schedule, the airline will operate more than 25 flights per week. Since 2012, the airline’s traffic from Halifax has grown by more than 160 per cent.

Details of WestJet’s new non-stop service:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Halifax – Paris Daily 10:55 p.m. 10 a.m. +1 May 31, 2018
Paris – Halifax Daily 11:20 a.m. 1:35 p.m. June 1, 2018
Halifax – London (Gatwick) Daily 10:35 p.m. 8:21 a.m. +1 April 29, 2018
London (Gatwick) – Halifax Daily 9:50 a.m. 1 p.m. April 30, 2018

One-way fares are available starting from:

Departing Arriving Air transportation charges (ATC) Taxes,
fees and
charges
Total one-
way price
from
Base fare from Other ATC
Halifax Paris $133 $7.50 $58.11 $199 CAD*
Halifax London (Gatwick) $133 $7.50 $58.11 $199 CAD*

*Book by February 5, 2018 (11:59 p.m. MT) for travel on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between May 31 and October 27, 2018. Blackout dates apply.

Top Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-FRAX (msn 60510) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 939575.

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