Canadian airline WestJet is planning to start operations from Edinburgh Airport next year, offering a three times weekly service to Toronto.
The new service is set to begin on June 2, 2022 and will depart Edinburgh for Toronto on Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays on a Boeing 737 Max.
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said: ‘We know there is huge interest in North America and Canada in particular, so welcoming a fantastic airline like WestJet to Edinburgh Airport is hugely exciting and we are glad to welcome them to Scotland’s capital.
‘People are beginning to plan those family reunions and longed for holidays so we hope new additions where possible will held to satisfy that demand, and the route will also present a great opportunity to strengthen business links.
‘We look forward to welcoming WestJet to Edinburgh and showing off our fantastic capital city and everything else that Scotland has to offer.’
John Weatherill, WestJet’s Chief Commercial Officer said: ‘We’re looking forward to welcoming Edinburgh to our international network and strengthening travel and tourism ties between our two countries.
‘Whether travellers are looking to discover Edinburgh’s enchanting castles and cobbled streets or exploring the vibrance of Toronto and beyond, we’re committed to continuing to introduce new destinations and routes to our network.’
WestJet’s plan to establish a base in Edinburgh will expand the connections that the Scottish capital city has with North America, with more transatlantic carriers expected to resume services next year.