Air Transat is introducing a new service from Gatwick to St John’s as part of its summer 2015 schedule, marking the first time the airline has flown to Newfoundland from the UK.

The new twice-weekly service, which has one of the shortest routes across the Atlantic with a flying time of just over six hours, will operate from June 23 until September 2, 2015, operated by a Boeing 737-800.

The service will continue on to Halifax, doubling the number of flights to the Nova Scotian city which has previously been served weekly. Flights depart from Gatwick every Tuesday and Thursday, and return from Halifax and St John’s every Monday and Wednesday.

The airline will also be increasing frequencies on other routes from Gatwick to Canada for summer 2015 following strong demand, with an additional weekly service to Montreal (taking it to twice-weekly), and an additional service every week to Toronto, taking it to ten weekly flights.

The new developments follow the carrier's recent upgrade to its on-board passenger experience with individual touch screens offering on-demand entertainment on its Airbus A330 fleet, plus a service on its Airbus A310s where passengers can access entertainment including films, TV shows and music through their own personal tablets, smart phones (iOS and Android) and laptops.

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