4 JUNE 2018
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Atlantic Canada forged another connection with Europe last week as rapidly-growing Canadian carrier WestJet made its inaugural flight between Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Airline executive vice-president Tim Croyle described the occasion as “an historic day as we touch down on the European mainland for the first time”. He added: "Paris is the latest milestone chapter in WestJet’s drive to become a truly global airline.”
Paris CDG executive director Marc Houalla said WestJet’s arrival was also a major milestone for France’s capital as the daily non-stop flights marked the first ever non-stop transatlantic service to Paris operated by the Boeing B737 MAX.”
He added: “Halifax being an additional gateway to Canada, this route will further strengthen the strong and long-standing ties which have existed for years between our two countries.”
Flights out of Halifax have been timed to connect conveniently with WestJet flights across Canada and with codeshare partner, Air France-KLM in Paris. Flights also provide for WestJet Rewards earning and redemption.
The new service brings the airline’s overall reach to 106 cities in 22 countries. WestJet is also continuing to grow its presence at Halifax Stanfield International Airport where it is the carrier offering the most non-stop destinations this summer.
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