The WestJet Group inaugurates service between Halifax and Edinburgh

Airline continues to bolster Atlantic Canada’s connectivity to Europe with seasonal service to Scotland and Ireland and London, Gatwick

CALGARY, AB, June 20, 2024 /CNW/ – WestJet is celebrating the departure of its inaugural service between Halifax and Edinburgh today with the departure of WS46 from Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) scheduled for 10:35 p.m. local. The new service marks an important milestone for the WestJet Group as it continues to bolster Halifax’s connectivity this summer. Additionally, the airline celebrated the return of non-stop service between Halifax and Dublin on Wednesday, June 19.

“Further solidifying our position as Canada’s leading leisure airline, this flight is another milestone in our commitment to enhancing Atlantic Canada’s business and leisure ties through air connectivity,” said Andrew Gibbons, WestJet Vice-President of External Affairs. “With today’s inaugural service, we are thrilled to further strengthen the connection between Halifax and Edinburgh as we continue to expand strategic air access across the region.

Earlier this year, WestJet Group CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech visited Halifax where he met with key stakeholders and community members to discuss the WestJet Group’s expanding presence across the region.

WestJet Summer Transatlantic Capacity from Halifax



Start Date

End Date



Halifax to

3x weekly

June 20

October 13

10:35 p.m.

8:10 a.m.

Edinburgh to

3x weekly

June 21

October 13

9:35 a.m.

11:41 a.m.

Halifax to

4x weekly

June 19

October 13

10:30 p.m.

7:55 a.m.

Dublin to

4x weekly

June 20

October 14

9:30 a.m.

11:38 a.m.

Halifax to

4x weekly

April 28

October 25

11:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.

(Gatwick) to

4x weekly

April 29

October 26

11:00 a.m.

1:46 p.m.

About WestJet 

In 28 years of serving Canadians, WestJet has cut airfares in half and increased the flying population in Canada to more than 50 per cent. WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, growing over the years to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 100 destinations in 26 countries. 

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