Europe Airpost plane: Weekly flights from Dublin to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where one in four claim Irish ancestry.Wikipedia

The French airline, Europe Airpost, will start operating a new direct scheduled summer service between Dublin and Halifax, Nova Scotia this year.

The route will operate from July 9 to September 11 2015. Flights will operate weekly from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Dublin and then continue to Halifax with a Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

Flights will depart from Dublin on Thursdays and Halifax on Fridays. Prices will start from $750 (€659) return.

Europe Airpost is the French subsidiary of Dublin-based ASL Aviation Group. The airline already has a 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.

These flights to Nova Scotia will be highly welcome due to the large amount of Irish emigrants living in the area and also the fact that one in four people in the area claim Irish ancestry.

Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison 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.”

Traffic across the Atlantic, between North America and Dublin, increased by 14 percent in 2014. More than 2.1 million people flew into Dublin, a record number for the airport.

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