Europe Airpost parties in Porto and goes long-haul to Canada

Utilising a mail delivery aircraft that would be otherwise sat around during the day, Europe Airpost is now linking Brest and Brive airports in France with Porto. Cutting the cake are: Philippe Guittet, Europe Airpost Director of Airport Relations and Álvaro Leite, Porto Airport Marketing Manager.

Did you know that Glasgow is half way to Halifax? Holding the flag of Nova Scotia and the new route cake are: Francois Bourienne, Commercial Director, Glasgow Airport; Jean-François Dominiak, CEO Europe Airpost; and Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown. The new route and celebrations didn’t end there…

…as they continued in Halifax Canada, which were marked by: Patrick Sullivan, Nova Scotia Tourism CEO; Cst. Reginald Hazle; Jean-Francois Dominiak, Europe Airport CEO; Joyce Carter HIAA President & CEO; Neville Gilfoy, President & Publisher, Progress Media Group and Honorary Consul for France in Canada; and Sgt Scott Hirtle.

  • Europe Airpost launched weekly flights (Fridays) from Brest (BES) to Porto (OPO) on 4 July, utilising a 133-seat 737-300 quick-change cargo aircraft which would otherwise be operating just at night. The aircraft flies into Porto from the French regional airport before on the same day flying out to another French regional airport, this time Brive (BVE), before returning to Porto and then back home to Brest. Neither of the services are flown in direct competition. The previous day, 3 July, Europe Airpost launched its first long-haul service, in fact its first service outside of Europe, which operated from Paris CDG (CDG) via Glasgow (GLA) and onto Halifax (YHZ) in Canada. Flown by one of the airline’s four 134-seat 737-700s, the first sector of the route will face direct competition from easyJet’s daily operation, but the remainder of the service, and indeed the Paris to Halifax sector, will face no competition. The weekly (Thursdays) Canadian seasonal service operates until 28 August. See how Glasgow and Porto airport’s FTWAs compares to the others sent in this week from around the world.

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