Dublin to Nova Scotia: New direct flights announced for summer 2015
Happy days, Halifax
Dublin Airport is getting its 15th new route of 2015, with French airline Europe Airpost announcing direct flights to Nova Scotia.
The scheduled flights, from Dublin to Halifax, will operate from July 9 to September 11, offering another new destination in North America for Irish travellers.
Flights will depart Dublin on Thursdays and Halifax on Fridays, with prices starting from €659 return, including taxes and baggage.
Europe Airpost is the French subsidiary of Dublin-based ASL Aviation Group, and the new weekly Halifax service will be its first scheduled service from Dublin.
The announcement adds to the growing number of scheduled links between Ireland and Canada, including WestJet's direct service to Newfoundland and Aer Lingus flights to Toronto.
Last year, transatlantic traffic increased by 14pc at Dublin, as more than 2.1 million people flew to and from North America - a record number for the airport.
Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia, the largest city in Atlantic Canada, and a town that enthuses travellers thanks to its good looks, natural highlights, white sandy beaches and urban energy.
It also boasts one of the world’s largest natural harbours.
Europe Airpost launched a passenger business in Ireland five years ago. Iit is the only charter service with an aircraft based year-round at Dublin.
The new route is a part of a strategy to diversify into scheduled flights.
“Halifax is Dublin Airport’s fifteenth North American destination and we look forward to working closely with Europe Airpost to promote this new route, which strengthens the growing links between Ireland and Canada," said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison.
Europe Airpost's Boeing 737-700 will fly with a capacity of 130 seats: 16 in Premium class and 114 in Economy. The new route will also mean a new travel option between Dublin and Paris.
More info: www.europeairpost.com
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