WestJet lays out its plans for Swoop

WestJet management commented on its plans for Swoop during its first quarter earnings call:

  1. WestJet has fully crewed the launch aircraft.
  2. Swoop will start operations on June 20, 2018
  3. The first aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, is being painted and will have 189 seats.
  4. Swoop will take delivery of two aircraft in June, a third in July. The fleet will grow to six aircraft by the fourth quarter 2018 and the full fleet of 10 aircraft by the the third quarter of 2019.
  5. Swoop aircraft are being transferred from WestJet as “excess capacity” that would otherwise be returned to their respective lessors.

Information via Seeking Alpha.