Swoop today resumed international flight departures from Abbotsford International Airport with flight WO 602 bound for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Earlier this week, the ultra-low-cost carrier also resumed transborder flying from John C. Munro Hamilton Airport with its inaugural flight to Orlando Sanford International Airport.
Prior to yesterday’s federal government announcement adding eight airports to the approved international list, Swoop made the decision to proceed with scheduled southbound flights, arranging for northbound travelers to be re-routed or re-accommodated through approved airports until at least November 29, 2021.
Travelers returning from Orlando to the Hamilton area are being re-accommodated on Swoop flights operating to Toronto Pearson International Airport, while travelers returning from Puerto Vallarta are connecting in Edmonton before carrying on to Abbotsford.
On November 30, Swoop will operate its St. Petersburg-Clearwater to Hamilton flight as scheduled, marking Hamilton Airport’s first international arrival since February 6, 2020. The airline will also begin transborder flights between Victoria and Puerto Vallarta starting December 19.