WestJet’s new Halifax-Boston daily service launches today

WestJet’s new Halifax-Boston daily service launches today

CALGARY — Today marks the launch of WestJet’s new daily service from Halifax to Boston, with flight 3712 departing on WestJet Encore’s Q400 NextGen aircraft.

“WestJet Encore is pleased to begin flying year-round between Halifax Stanfield International Airport and Boston’s Logan International Airport,” said Ferio Pugliese, President, WestJet Encore, and Executive Vice-President, WestJet. “We are delighted to join these two cities, which have historically shared a strong bond. This is another example of WestJet Encore’s expanding network in Atlantic Canada, which is providing both business and leisure travellers with more choice along with lower fares and caring WestJet service.”

According to Premier Stephen McNeil, the new service will further strengthen Nova Scotia’s longstanding close ties with Boston and the New England region.

“The new service will provide even more opportunity for our existing business partnerships to flourish and for new ones to grow,” he said. “There are also many Nova Scotians with family or personal connections to the Boston area who will be pleased to see they have another travel option.”

Since 2005, WestJet and WestJet Encore have accounted for more than 60% of the increase in flights out of Nova Scotia, and almost 90% of the growth of available seat miles (ASMs) out of Halifax. WestJet now serves 17 non-stop destinations from Halifax: 10 domestic and seven international and transborder routes including Boston; Cancun; Punta Cana; Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa; and Glasgow, Scotland.

For more information visit westjet.com.