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Air Canada has resumed another transatlantic route as international travel continues to rebound.
As of April 30, 2022, Air Canada is once again operating year-round nonstop service between Halifax (YHZ) and London-Heathrow (LHR). This time around, though, the 2,857-mile eastbound leg is operated during the day instead of an overnight red-eye flight.
Let’s take a closer look at Air Canada’s latest route resumption.
Nonstop Flights Between Halifax and London Are Back
Air Canada has selected its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to operate the recently resumed Halifax-London flights.
On board the narrow-body aircraft you’ll find a business class cabin that’s similar to what you’d find on a domestic flight within the United States. The cabin has 16 recliner seats in a 2-2 configuration rather than lie-flat beds, as these aircraft are also used on some of the airline’s shorter domestic routes.
Behind the curtain in the economy cabin are 153 seats.
Typically, you’d expect to find lie-flat seats up front for long-haul international routes. However, given that demand for travel between the 2 airports is likely not sufficient to warrant a wide-body jet, Air Canada decided to better match the aircraft to the route with a narrow-body.
And, operating it during the daytime makes it less important for passengers to be able to sleep comfortably during the flight. Some even say flying across the Atlantic during the daytime can reduce the effects of jetlag!
Once the plane lands in London, it will stay there overnight before returning to Canada the next morning. The schedule is as follows:
- Depart Halifax (YHZ) 11 a.m. — Arrive London Heathrow (LHR) 9 p.m.
- Depart London Heathrow (LHR) 10:05 a.m. — Arrive Halifax (YHZ) 12:55 p.m.
For those who might prefer an eastbound redeye, competitor WestJet operates a seasonal service between Halifax And London Gatwick (LGW), which is the city’s second busiest airport.
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Air Canada’s nonstop service between Halifax and London-Heathrow is the carrier’s latest international route resumption. With flights operating during the day in both directions, passengers flying between the 2 cities can avoid the dreaded post-red-eye fog.
Here’s to the continued resumption of air travel and more exciting announcements!
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