Budget airlines spread wings and go transatlantic - reducing costs for holidaymakers

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    Budget airlines spread wings and go transatlantic - reducing costs for holidaymakers

     
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    Summer 2014's successful seasonal Dublin flights via St. Johns is actually a flight that starts from Toronto with an hour and a half stopover in St. Johns for refueling on the way to Dublin (and possibly a crew change), and a slightly longer stopover on the way back from Dublin to refuel and also clear Canadian Customs and Immigration in St. Johns before continuing on to Toronto and then arriving as a domestic flight there.

    I think the Glasgow destined flight will use the same starting point (YYZ) and Halifax as an intermediate stop in both directions for similar reasons. The DUB flights last summer used a B737-700 which has slightly longer range then the B737-800 that WestJet uses for domestic and cross-border flights.

    Also, didn't Air Lingus start seasonal non-stop service to Toronto from Dublin last summer, using leased B757's ? Wonder how those flights made out, and were they profitable enough to have them restarted again this coming summer.
     
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