20 JANUARY 2020
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The quickest transatlantic route to date to link the North West with North America will launch in June with four-times-weekly WestJet service between Manchester Airport and Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Canadian carrier will use a two-class Boeing B737-700 on the route with flights timed at 6hr outbound and 5hr inbound. WestJet also offers good onward connectivity including Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton.
It will be Manchester Airport’s shortest long-haul route and likely to be of special interest to the 1,600-plus companies in the North West that do business with Canada.
Airport CEO Andrew Cowan said: “This will be the fifth long-haul route for the airport in 2020 after Dhaka, Sylhet, Shanghai and Boston, underlining our role in giving businesses and people across our region direct access to key economic and tourism destinations.
“North America is a hugely popular market for the 22m people living and working in our catchment area and I am sure this service to Halifax will be welcomed by business and leisure passengers alike.
“We look forward to welcoming WestJet and supporting their growth here in the years ahead. It is an exciting time to start flying from Manchester, with our £1bn investment under way and new state-of-the-art facilities opening later this year.”
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