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Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey will join officials at St. John’s International Airport for what the provincial government called a significant announcement for air access on Wednesday, but WestJet’s website is providing hints as to what it could be.

Flights would begin in the spring and run until October

Airplanes parked at an airport.
WestJet’s website on Tuesday evening showed flights from St. John’s to Dublin and London will begin in the Spring, ahead of a government announcement on Wednesday. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

International travel is returning to St. John’s International Airport. 

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey will join officials at St. John’s International Airport on Wednesday morning for what the provincial government called a “significant announcement for air access.” The province, however, appears to have been scooped by WestJet’s website.

As of Tuesday evening, a message appeared on the site when booking flights from St. John’s, which states routes to Dublin and London Gatwick will resume in 2024.

The website says service to Dublin will begin on March 1 and run through the summer before ending on Oct. 26, while service to London will begin on May 1 and end on Oct. 25.

An announcement of flights to Europe would give the airport its first direct routes to the continent since 2019. The airport also announced new routes last week, when Flair Airlines launched direct routes to Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo.

Wednesday’s announcement is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Majestic Theatre in St. John’s.

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