WestJet ready to say ‘bonjour’ to Paris with tonight’s inaugural flight

WestJet ready to say ‘bonjour’ to Paris with tonight’s inaugural flight

HALIFAX — WestJet will make history right around 10:55 p.m. ADT tonight, with its first continental Europe flight taking off from Halifax to Paris.

With the new flight the carrier says it’s taking “another step to fulfill its mission of becoming a truly global airline.”

Tim Croyle, WestJet Interim Executive Vice-President Commercial, and Joyce Carter, President & CEO of Halifax Stanfield International Airport Authority, will be on hand at the airport for the flight’s launch.

Together with WestJet Encore, WestJet now offers scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe, and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through its airline partnerships.

WestJet announced back in January that it was adding the Paris CDG flights to its summer 2018 schedule. The seasonal service will operate through Oct. 27.

All the Paris flights will be operated on WestJet’s B737-8 MAX aircraft. Daily flights depart Halifax at 10:55 p.m., arriving at 10 a.m. the next day. On the return leg, flights leave Paris at 11:20 a.m., returning to Halifax at 1:35 p.m.

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