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June 2, 2015 at 4:19 pm

All you guys and gals will, WestJet now offers nonstop between Halifax and Glasgow, Scotland.

Ring the new route, which launched on 29 May to life, WestJet hosted several events in Halifax with an evening reception on the eve of the first flight. Guests included corporate bigwigs from the local Nova Scotia Community and WestJet Rewards customers.

WestJet president Gregg Saretsky (third from left), said: “We have this service because we are adding new Scotland with ancient Scotland (based found on the strong Scottish heritage in Nova Scotia) want to connect, we expect that Canadians traveling back to Scotland. to trace their roots. ”

After Saretsky, bookings look good and he predicts that WestJet would transfer more than 4,600 passengers on this new seasonal service.

On this occasion, a WestJet aircraft with a specially designed WestJet Tartan was emblazoned on the tail. Passengers also neck-ties, cufflinks and scarves were specially designed and commissioned by Tartan mill, DC Dalgliesh from Selkirk, Scotland handmade. The Tartan featuring blue and blue green corporate colors of the airline. Also Saretsky wore a specially designed kilts for the occasion.

Many dignitaries graced the inaugural flight, including the premier of Nova Scotia, Stephen McNeil, Lorelei Nicoll, vice mayor of Halifax and Joyce Carter, president and CEO of Halifax International Airport Authority.

Using a B737-700, this service will run daily through October 26 WS30 can YHZ at 10:45 clock and ends up in GLA at 8 clock the next day. The return flight, WS31, Glasgow leaves at 9:30 clock and ends in Halifax at 11:45.