HALIFAX — Europe Airpost will open a new direct service route between Halifax and Dublin this summer from July until mid-September.
The French airline is extending its current Halifax to Paris route, which was successfully launched last summer. Europe Airpost’s new service will operate weekly from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Dublin Airport, and then continue to Halifax with a Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
Dana Welch, Manager Tourism Ireland Canada, said: “The announcement by Europe Airpost is more good news for tourism to the island of Ireland, as we roll out our promotional program for 2015. Last year was a record year for Irish tourism from Canada – with visitor numbers increasing by +30% over 2013. Tourism Ireland in Toronto will be pulling out all the stops this year, to keep the momentum going and ensure that success continues. We look forward to working with Europe Airpost to maximize the promotion of this new flight from Halifax.
“As an island, the importance of convenient, direct, nonstop flights cannot be overstated – they are absolutely critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism.”
The new service will operate weekly from July 9 until Sept. 11 with flights departing Dublin on Thursdays and from Halifax on Fridays.