WestJet has announced that it is launching daily flights to Atlantic Canada between Halifax Stanfield and Gatwick airports and Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris.

The flights are part of the carrier's 2018 summer schedule and all flights will be operated on the airline’s newest, most efficient and guest-friendly aircraft, the Boeing 737-8 MAX.

The airline's executive vice-president, commercial, Ed Sims, said: “As the carrier with the most transatlantic flights from Halifax, we are thrilled to announce our first foray onto the European mainland.

“Venturing to London and now Paris is an indication of our ambitious growth plans as we move towards becoming a global network carrier. This is an investment that will help launch new flights in the future and further expand our presence in YHZ – a key driver in economic and employment growth.”

Starting on May 31, the airline will begin service with daily flights between Halifax and Paris, and on April 29, it will begin daily service between Halifax and Gatwick.

In addition, WestJet will add one flight to Halifax from Calgary for a total of 15 weekly flights.

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