Halifax Stanfield International Airport has welcomed back American Airlines after a more than two-year hiatus.
The carrier has started a daily route from Philadelphia International Airport to the Canadian gateway, located in Nova Scotia. It last operated the sector to Halifax in January 2017.
The daily flight to Philadelphia will use an Embraer 175 aircraft, featuring a 12-seat first class cabin and a 64-seat main cabin.
“We’re happy to have American Airlines back in Halifax, serving our region once again,” said Joyce Carter, president and CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA).
“Having destinations like Philadelphia and New York LaGuardia, which launches later this week, provides more options for travellers, with the added benefit of boosting inbound trade and tourism to our own region.”
American Airlines, who is returning to Halifax for the first time since early 2017, is confident in this strategic return. The airline announced 18 additional routes in late 2018, with Halifax being the added as destinations from Philadelphia and New York LaGuardia.
“In addition to the direct links the new flights provide to two of the U.S’s biggest cities, travelers can also enjoy easy connections to hundreds of destinations throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean from American’s hubs in Philadelphia and New York,” said Jose Maria Giraldo, director Mexico & Canada, American Airlines.
“Canada also is filled with important businesses and exciting leisure destinations, and American is so pleased to return to Halifax.”