More flights destined for historic European cities from Pearson Airport in Mississauga
Published November 16, 2023 at 11:57 am
Travellers will soon have more options to make their way to Ireland and Scotland via Pearson Airport in Mississauga with word from Canada’s second-largest airline that it’s bringing back flights to those countries next summer.
Calgary-based WestJet announced on Wednesday that as part of its larger Canada-wide summer 2024 schedule it is reintroducing daily flights to both Dublin and Edinburgh from Pearson.
WestJet officials said in a news release that the carrier’s increased seasonal service in 2024 is “reaffirmation of the airline’s commitment to Eastern and Atlantic Canada’s international air connectivity.”
Next summer’s schedule also includes more service to European destinations from Halifax and St. John’s, the airline notes.
The added service comes as WestJet’s fleet of 737 MAX aircraft continues to grow, the company said.
Airline officials added that it also “underscores our commitment to affordably connecting Canadians from coast-to-coast to some of the world’s most popular destinations.”
John Weatherill, WestJet Group executive vice-president and chief commercial officer, said that as the carrier continues to grow, “we are not only providing increased accessibility to Canadians, but fostering crucial connectivity between communities and driving economic growth through inbound leisure and business travel.”
Khalil Lamrabet, chief commercial officer at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, which runs Pearson, said Canada’s largest and busiest airport welcomes back the flights to Dublin and Edinburgh.
“The additional flights to these beautiful and historic cities will give our passengers greater choice when travelling to Ireland and Scotland.”
WestJet, formed 27 years ago, now flies to more than 100 destinations in 26 countries.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising