An airline has announced that a new direct service, from Glasgow to Toronto, will be launched next year.
WestJet has also confirmed that its Glasgow Airport to Halifax service will return on May 3, 2022 with four weekly flights.
The announcement by Canadian Carrier announces the return of services to North America from Glasgow Airport for the first time since March last year.
And starting May 21, 2022, there will be four flights a week to Toronto Pearson Airport.
Derek Parwan, chief executive of AGS Airports Limited, said the owner of Glasgow Airport said: WestJet also chose to further strengthen its partnership with us by expanding operations. Scotland Now Toronto is included.
This decision will be welcomed by the millions of travelers we welcome each year who have lost so much of their connection between our two countries over the past 16 months.
Both the Halifax and Toronto routes are important steps in rebuilding Glasgow’s long-distance network and re-establishing the airport’s dominant position in the Scottish Canadian market.
Meanwhile, Councilor David McDonald, Glasgow Life Chair and Glasgow City Deputy Leader. Council“WestJet’s new seasonal service from Toronto is a big boost for Glasgow,” he said.
Canada is a major international market for the city and in 2019, 38,000 Canadian visitors traveled here. Spending 12 million m in our hotels, restaurants, shops, bars and other businesses.
“As has been the case with all major cities, Covid 19 has had a significant impact on Glasgow’s tourism economy.
“Today’s announcement is welcome news and reflects the importance of resuming the international tour of Glasgow and Scotland to recover from the epidemic.
“It also demonstrates WestJet’s ongoing commitment to the city and will build its existing service from Halifax, Nova Scotia, which has been in operation since 2015.
“I wish West Jet and Glasgow Airport every success with this new route, which will help reconnect Glasgow to the global market.”