The Calgary-based airline now reaches 106 cities in 22 countries across Canada, the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico and Europe

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Mario ToneguzziWestJet has launched its first flight to Paris.

On Friday, the Calgary-based airline had its inaugural flight between Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).

“This is a historic day for WestJet as we touch down on the European mainland for the first time,” said Tim Croyle, WestJet interim executive vice-president of commercial.

“This new service reinforces our confidence in Atlantic Canada and our ongoing support of Nova Scotia’s tourism and economic development objectives outlined in its Atlantic Gateway initiative. Paris is the latest milestone chapter in WestJet’s drive to become a truly global airline, bringing Canada to the world and the world to Canada.”

WestJet’s daily non-stop flights between Halifax and Paris are operated on the Boeing 737 MAX, the airline’s newest aircraft.

The addition of Paris to the WestJet network brings the airline’s overall reach to 106 cities in 22 countries across Canada, the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico and Europe.

Respected business writer Mario Toneguzzi is a veteran Calgary-based journalist who worked for 35 years for the Calgary Herald in various capacities, including 12 years as a senior business writer.

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