Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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NEW CONNECTION TO CANADA'S gorgeous Atlantic provinces are being linked to the UK by a new service starting on April 29.

Low-cost carrier WestJet is launching a daily route from Gatwick to Halifax, Nova Scotia - the gateway to the region, but well worth a visit in itself.

Flights will be operated on the airline's new state-of-the-art single aisle Boeing 737-8 MAX jets with one-way introductory fares from £114.

Onward connections to 10 Canadian cities are also available from Halifax. See westjet.com THRILL RIDE NOW OPEN ADRENALINE junkies will be off to a flier in the United Arab Emirates where the world's longest zipline is now open.

Thrill-seekers will leap off a 5,511ft mountain to travel 'Superman-style' at up to 93mph as they plummet 1,312ft on the 1.74-mile ride, pictured above.

Guinness World Records confirmed the wire at Jebel Jais, in the northerly Ras Al Khaimah emirate, is the longest on the planet, stretching further than 28 football pitches and with a cable that weighs six tonnes. …

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