Another destination for you to choose from next year.
WestJet has announced that it is adding a daily non-stop service to Halifax from Dublin Airport.
The route to the provincial capital of Nova Scotia in Canada will start on April 29, 2019 and run right through until October 25, 2019.
Tim Croyle, WestJet Executive Vice-President Commercial said:
"WestJet continues to invest in Halifax with the addition of flights to Dublin on our efficient and guest-friendly Boeing 737-MAX this summer.
"We are proud to be the carrier with the most transatlantic flights from YHZ to destinations like Dublin, Paris, London and Glasgow while being a strong driver of economic and employment growth in the region."
The flight will leave Dublin Airport at 9am and arrive at 11am, Canada time. While the return flight will leave Canada at 10:20pm and land in Dublin at 7:33am.
As well as the Dublin route, WestJet will also serve flights from Halifax to London (Gatwick), Paris, Glasgow, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.
This follows news that Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 (T2) has welcomed more than 80 million passengers since it opened eight years ago on November 19, 2010.
Terminal 2 was designed to improve the passenger experience at the airport and to help boost Dublin Airport’s connectivity. Long-haul connectivity has grown by more than 150% since the new terminal opened, while short-haul connectivity has increased by 51%.
Dublin Airport’s passenger numbers have increased by more than 60% since T2 opened in 2010 and are up a further 6% so far this year. Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said Terminal 2 has been a huge success and has delivered significant benefits to the Irish economy.
“Terminal 2 has been a key asset in driving connectivity and growing passenger numbers by more than 60% since 2010 and this growth stimulates tourism, trade and investment throughout the country.
“T2 has also helped bring significant improvements in Dublin Airport’s customer satisfaction ratings during this time.”
“We have worked closely with our airline partners to grow North American connectivity and to build a substantial transfer business.
“Dublin Airport’s transatlantic traffic has more than doubled since 2010 and Dublin is now the sixth largest gateway between Europe and North America,” he concluded.