French airline Europe Airpost is to operate a new direct scheduled B737 summer service between Dublin and Halifax, Novia Scotia, from 9th July until 11th September and will compete with the WestJet service from Dublin to St John’s, Newfoundland. The aircraft will also serve Dublin to Paris CDG.
Europe Airpost, the French subsidiary of Dublin-based ASL Aviation Group, has an existing charter operation at Dublin Airport, but the new weekly Halifax service will be its first scheduled service from Dublin.
The company has been operating at Dublin Airport since 2010 and is the only charter airline that has an aircraft based year-round in Ireland. Europe Airpost’s new route will operate weekly from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Dublin and then continue to Halifax, Novia Scotia, with a B737-700 aircraft.
“We are very pleased to launch a new scheduled route departing from Dublin,” said Jean-François Dominiak, Chief Executive. “This new route meets Europe Airpost’s strategy of diversification into scheduled flights. Five years ago Europe Airpost successfully started a new passenger business in Ireland with its chartered operation and I am confident that our scheduled operation from Dublin will register the same success.”
Vincent Harrison, Managing Director, Dublin Airport, said: “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. Europe Airpost has been a valued charter customer for Dublin Airport during the past five years and we welcome its decision to operate a new scheduled service from Dublin for the first time.”
The new service will operate weekly from 9th July until 11th September with flights departing Dublin on Thursdays and from Halifax on Fridays.
Halifax, which is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, is an Atlantic seaside city of great natural beauty with a dramatic coastline and white sandy beaches, and is one of the world’s largest natural harbours.Steeped in history, rich in culture, and remarkably friendly, Halifax bustles with big city energy blended with small town charm.Halifax, the largest city in Atlantic Canada, has been described by Lonely Planet as “the kind of town that people flock to”.
Dublin to Halifax
The schedule for the new routes is as follows:
Thursday: Departs from Dublin 14.25. Arrives in Halifax 16.45.
Friday: Departs from Halifax 10.15. Arrives in Dublin 20.05.
All times specified are local and subject to government approval.
The flights will be operated by a B737-700, configured in a two-class lay-out, with a capacity of 130 seats: 16 in Premium Class and 114 in Economy Class. Prices to will start at €659 return, with all taxes and baggage fees included (within the authorised baggage allowance).
Dublin to Paris
With this new route to Halifax, Europe Airpost will also offer a new travel option between Dublin and Paris with the following schedule:
Thursday: Departs from Paris CDG 13.00. Arrives in Dublin 13.35.
Friday: Departs from Dublin 20.55. Arrives in Paris CDG 23.30.
Tickets are on sale now on Europe Airpost’s website: www.europeairpost.com. Call centre: +33 (0) 825 825 849 (Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 19.00 and Saturday from 09.00 to 17.00 French time) and will soon be available through travel agencies and other travel websites.