Glasgow Airport secures new Halifax service
13 December 2013
French airline Europe Airpost has announced a series of scheduled flights linking Glasgow Airport with Halifax, Canada in summer 2014.
It will be the first time Halifax, which is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, has been served as a destination from Glasgow Airport since 2009 and Europe Airport will operate a weekly service during July and August.
The busy Atlantic seaport of Halifax looks out over one of the world's largest natural harbours. It is the largest city in Atlantic Canada and is described as the economic and cultural hub of Eastern Canada.
Europe Airpost will deploy a two class Boeing 737-700 aircraft on the route, with128 seats, 24 in premium economy and 104 in economy.
Francois Bourienne, Glasgow Airport’s commercial director, added: “Canada and Scotland share rich historic and cultural links and as a result, demand for any route between the two countries is always extremely high. We are delighted Europe Airpost has restored Halifax to our route network and it will provide new capacity during one of our busiest periods of the year.”
Jean-François Dominiak, chief executive of Europe Airport, said: “The launch of this new route meets Europe Airpost’s strategy of diversification with the operation of series of scheduled flights. The Boeing 737-700 aircraft of the company perfectly suits the needs of a summer transatlantic connection between Glasgow and Halifax.”
Flights will go on sale in early January through www.europeairpost.com with prices starting from £499 return trip, including taxes and baggage.
About Europe Airpost
Europe Airpost, is one of the top French airlines. Europe Airpost is a member of the international ASL Aviation Group and is a unique airline with dual activities: passenger and freight.
Heir of the prestigious Aéropostale, Europe Airpost celebrated its 13th anniversary in 2013.The airline has around 600 employees and operates a fleet comprising 18 Boeing 737 aircraft. It annually transports 650,000 passengers and posts a turnover of 236 million euros.
Europe Airpost reports quality of service standards among the highest in the market, with regularity rates of 100% and punctuality departure within 15 minutes rates of 95.4 % for the passenger activity.