There are currently no direct flights between Halifax and Asia. Photo credit - Pixabay
The Premier of the Northern Canadian region of Nova Scotia has spoken of his ambitions for a direct air link with China.
Stephen McNeil made the comments at a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye, as reported by local media.
Apparently, the idea has been under discussion for sometime, not least because of the growing fishery trade between Nova Scotia and China.
According to Mr McNeil, some 95 percent of all lobsters exported from Canada to China come from the region.
There are also a number of Chinese students in the area, and the regional government hopes that Chinese tourists would enjoy the stunning scenery.
Nova Scotia is home to Halifax Stanfield International Airport, well known on transatlantic routes between Europe and North America for its convenient location on the far North Easterly edge of the North American continent.
As well as occasional diversions, the airport has limited direct transatlantic flights to Europe and several services to Canada and the USA.
However, there are currently no direct flights between Halifax and Asia.
It is not known if any airlines have been approached about potentially opening such a route - however Canadian airline WestJet did recently apply for regulatory approval to operate flights between China and Canada, so could be a potential carrier.