HALIFAX – A European airline, Europe Airpost, has started offering a weekly service linking Halifax with Paris and Glasgow, Scotland.
Officials at Halifax Stanfield International Airport welcomed the arrival of the first Europe Airpost flight last week.
Joyce Carter, CEO of the Halifax International Airport Authority, says the service will operate until Aug. 29.
The airline uses Boeing 737 jets configured to seat 128 passengers: 24 in Premium class and 104 in Economy class.
The schedule for this very new route is as follows:
Glasgow – Halifax
Thursday: Departs from Glasgow 2:30 p.m.
Arrives in Halifax 5:00 p.m.
Friday: Departs from Halifax 10:00 a.m.
Arrives in Glasgow 8:00 p.m.
Glasgow – Paris
Friday: Departs from Glasgow 8:50 p.m.
Arrives in Paris-CDG 11:30 p.m
Thursday: Departs from Paris-CDG 1:00 p.m.
Arrives in Glasgow 1:40 p.m.
All times specified are local and subject to government approval.
Prices will start at £499 for a round trip to Halifax and £165 for a round trip to Paris, with all taxes and baggage fees included (Within the authorized baggage allowance).
Tickets are available through travel agencies, on the Europe Airpost website: www.europeairpost.com or 0 844 482 2382 (Monday to Friday from 09:00 a.m. to 17:30 p.m.).
“The launch of this new route meets Europe Airpost 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,” declares Jean-François Dominiak, CEO of Europe Airpost.
Francois Bourienne, Glasgow Airport’s commercial director, added: “The French and Canadian markets are both extremely important to us and these flights will provide new capacity during the summer holidays, which is our busiest period of the year. It is also pleasing to see Halifax restored to our route network as there is clearly a demand for this service due to the strong links between Scotland and Canada.”
Europe Airpost is one of the top French airlines. It is a member of the international ASL Aviation Group and is a unique airline with dual activities: passenger and freight.
Headquartered in Paris-CDG Europe Airpost has bases at main airports in France and Europe and ranks number one for leisure flights out of the French regions.
Europe Airpost has around 500 employees and operates a fleet comprising 18 Boeing 737 aircraft. It annually transports 550,000 passengers and posts a turnover of 196 million euros.
Heir of the prestigious Aéropostale, Europe Airpost celebrates in 2014 its 14th anniversary.