Hello Halifax!

A third WestJet route has arrived at Edinburgh Airport, with a new summer seasonal service to Halifax starting today (21 June 2024).

The Halifax service will run 3 days per week from June 21st until September 4th, operated on a Boeing 737.

Flights to the coastal town will allow passengers to explore the region’s rich history and open onward connections to a range of Canadian destinations, thanks to the WestJet network.

The route is the third addition for the Canadian airline from Edinburgh Airport, complementing other popular routes to Calgary and Toronto, increasing Scotland’s direct connectivity to Canada.

Edinburgh Airport is now able to offer more transatlantic routes than ever, broadening our reach into North America and growing opportunities to bring visitors to Scotland.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said:

“We are pleased to welcome the arrival of the inaugural flight from Halifax to Edinburgh, the latest addition to our transatlantic routes.”

“Edinburgh Airport is now able to offer three Canadian destinations, increasing our fantastic North America programme to its biggest yet. The Halifax route allows passengers to explore the beauty of Nova Scotia as well as connecting passengers to other Canadian destinations.”

“WestJet’s growing presence in Scotland signifies the demand for transatlantic travel from Edinburgh, both from passengers looking to experience North America as well as those visiting Scotland. We look forward to continuing to build our relationship with WestJet in making these routes a success.”

Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland said:

“The welcome arrival of this new Halifax service, comes at a time when we are seeing record levels of visitor demand from the Canadian market.

“We know this important international market is drawn to Scotland for a variety of reasons including our history, culture and people. These visitors also tend to stay longer, spend more, and visit multiple regions with Edinburgh offering a well-connected gateway to the rest of the country.

“Making it as easy as possible for people to visit here is key and we continue to work closely with partners such as WestJet and Edinburgh Airport to grow direct transatlantic access to Scotland. With the arrival of this new route, and following our recent marketing campaign in Canada, we hope to welcome even more Canadian visitors to Scotland this summer.”


WestJet began flying from Calgary to Edinburgh Airport in Summer 2023. The airline initially launched its Toronto route for summer 2022, resuming in 2024.

Flights from Halifax will depart at 22:35 on Tues, Thurs and Sat, arriving at 08:10

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