Category Archives: Swoop

Swoop arrives in Cancun today

Swoop, today, January 14, celebrates its inaugural flight between John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) and Cancun International Airport (CUN). The four-hour nonstop flight departs Hamilton at 8:00 a.m. EST and arrives Cancun at 11:59 a.m. EST.

The Cancun International Airport and tourism partners are welcoming travellers upon landing with a water arch, live mariachi band, refreshments and gift bags.

This marks Swoop’s third inaugural flight to Mexico this month with service to Puerto Vallarta kicking-off from Hamilton and Abbotsford last week. Swoop will celebrate one more inaugural on January 20, 2019 between Abbotsford and Mazatlán.

Flights are now available for booking through to April 27, 2019.

Details of Swoop’s service to Mexico:

Service Between Service Offered Weekly Frequency Total One-Way
Price From*
Hamilton and Puerto
Vallarta
Tuesday,
Saturday
2 x per week $139 CAD
Hamilton and Cancun Monday, Friday,
Saturday
3 x per week $139 CAD
Abbotsford and Puerto
Vallarta
Monday,
Saturday
2 x per week $159 CAD
Abbotsford and Mazatlán Thursday,
Sunday
2 x per week $159 CAD
Every day low fares. Lower promotional fares may be available during select travel periods.
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Swoop arrives in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico today from Abbotsford

Swoop has named their first aircraft #Hamilton as a nod to their first airport base at John C. Munro International Airport in Hamilton, Ontario. (CNW Group/Swoop)

Swoop celebrates its inaugural flight from Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) to Puerto Vallarta’s Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) today. Swoop flight WO600 departs from Abbotsford at 12:20 p.m. PST and arrives in Puerto Vallarta at 7:02 p.m. CST.

This marks Swoop’s second inaugural flight to Puerto Vallarta this week, the first from Hamilton, Ontario on January 8, 2019.  Travellers can also enjoy flights from Hamilton to Cancun beginning January 14, 2019 and Abbotsford to Mazatlán beginning January 20, 2019.

Flights are now available for booking through to April 27, 2019.

Details of Swoop’s service to Mexico:

Service Between Service Offered Weekly Frequency Total One-Way
Price From*
Hamilton and Puerto
Vallarta
Tuesday,
Saturday
2 x per week $139 CAD
Hamilton and Cancun Monday, Friday,
Saturday
3 x per week $139 CAD
Abbotsford and Puerto
Vallarta
Monday,
Saturday
2 x per week $159 CAD
Abbotsford and Mazatlán Thursday,
Sunday
2 x per week $159 CAD

 

*Every day low fares. Lower promotional fares may be available during select travel periods.

Swoop inaugurates the first commercial flight from Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta

Named #Abottsford

Today Swoop celebrates its first of four inaugural flights to Mexico.  Flight WO660 departs John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) at 8:00 a.m. EST and arrives at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) at 12:28 p.m. CST.

This is the first time an airline has offered service to Puerto Vallarta from the Hamilton International Airport. Travellers can also enjoy flights from Hamilton to Cancun beginning January 14, 2019 and Abbotsford to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán beginning January 12, 2019 and January 20, 2019respectively.

The Puerto Vallarta International Airport and tourism partners are welcoming the arrival of the first Swoop aircraft and its travellers with a water arch, refreshments, gift bags and a lively mariachi band.

Flights are now available for booking through to April 27, 2019.

Details of Swoop’s service to Mexico:

Top Copyright Photo: Swoop (WestJet) Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FPLS (msn 60132) YHM (TMK Photography). Image: 943478.
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WestJet, Swoop and ALPA receive arbitrator’s award on first collective agreement for pilots

WestJet has stated it has received the award of the arbitrator, Mr. William Kaplan, in the interest arbitration between WestJet, Swoop and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).

The arbitrator’s award, which is binding on all parties, follows mediated negotiations and formal arbitration hearings that have taken place since May 2018. The award sets the terms for the first collective agreement including all outstanding terms and conditions of employment for pilots at WestJet and Swoop.

“Today’s award provides WestJet the ability to grow, operate a sustainable business and to compete effectively in the current operating environment,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “The conclusion of this first agreement allows us to now turn our attention to the arrival of WestJet’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner and our transition to a global network carrier. I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with our pilots as we deliver on our global future.”

ALPA represents approximately 1,600 WestJet and Swoop pilots not including WestJet Encore. WestJet Encore pilots are represented by ALPA in a separate bargaining unit, which is currently engaged in collective bargaining with the company.

WestJet will meet with ALPA leadership in early January 2019 to review the terms of the award and work towards finalizing the collective agreement. Due to the scope and complexity of the work required, the airline will not provide further comment at this time. WestJet remains committed to working directly with the pilots’ representation. The details of the collective agreement will be communicated when finalized.

In other news, WestJet on December 21 set a new record for guests flown in a single day for the fourth time this year. The group, including WestJet, WestJet Encore, Swoop and WestJet Link flew 82,618 guests, surpassing the previous record of 80,219 guests set on August 7, 2018.

Swoop reveals its core summer schedule

Swoop has released its core summer 2019 schedule with flights available for booking from April 28, 2019 through to October 26, 2019. The release extends many routes and sets the stage for the publication of the full summer schedule in the next few months, which is expected to add both frequency and new markets.

The schedule extends service in Swoop’s five domestic markets of Halifax, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Abbotsford as well as the transborder destination of Las Vegas.

Service Between

Service Offered

Weekly Frequency

Total One-Way
Price From*

Edmonton and Hamilton

Daily

10 x per week

$139 CAD

Edmonton and Abbotsford

Daily

12 x per week

$59 CAD

Edmonton and Winnipeg

Daily

7 x per week

$69 CAD

Edmonton and Las Vegas

Daily

7 x per week

$99 CAD

Hamilton and Halifax

Daily

7 x per week

$119 CAD

Hamilton and Winnipeg

Daily

7 x per week

$89 CAD

Hamilton and Edmonton

Daily

10 x per week

$139 CAD

Hamilton and Abbotsford

Daily

14 x per week

$99 CAD

Abbotsford and Edmonton

Daily

12 x per week

$59 CAD

Abbotsford and Hamilton

Daily

14 x per week

$99 CAD

Winnipeg and Edmonton

Daily

7 x per week

$69 CAD

Winnipeg and Hamilton

Daily

7 x per week

$89 CAD

Halifax and Hamilton

Daily

7 x per week

$119 CAD

*Every day low fares. Lower promotional fares may be available during select travel periods.

In the coming months, Swoop will finalize the remaining additions to the schedule including incorporating plans for their seventh aircraft, which is expected to be delivered in May of 2019.

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Swoop introduces FlyDay Fares

Tomorrow Swoop will debut a new weekly feature on its website aimed to stimulate travel to new destinations while easing the cost of booking during the advertised period. FlyDay Fares are sale-fares released on the airline’s website every Friday at 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. MST. The markets offered vary from week-to-week but share the commonality of providing great value.

“FlyDay Fares are a fun way to play with spontaneous travel,” said Karen McIsaac, Senior Advisor of Communications at Swoop. “Let the weekly sale determine which city you will explore next or check back every Friday for a sale-fare on that certain trip you’ve been planning. The weekends just got a little more Swooper.”

FlyDay Fares are available to view and book on FlySwoop.com. Travellers can choose to check back weekly during the sale window or sign-up for emails to be notified of the FlyDay fares of the week. T.G.I.FlyDay!

All images by Swoop.

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Swoop to fly to three destinations in Mexico

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2018

Swoop has announced service to Mexico with the addition of four new routes serving the cities of Cancún, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) will see twice weekly service to Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) and three times weekly service to Cancún International Airport (CUN) beginning January 8, 2019 and January 14, 2019, respectively.

Similarly, Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) will enjoy twice weekly service to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) and twice weekly service to Mazatlán International Airport (MZT) beginning January 12, 2019 and January 20, 2019, respectively.

Flights are now available for booking through to April 27, 2019.

Service Between

Service starts

Service Offered

Frequency

Hamilton and Puerto Vallarta

January 8, 2019

Tue, Sat

2x weekly

Hamilton and Cancún

January 14, 2019

Mon, Fri, Sat

3x weekly

Abbotsford and Puerto Vallarta

January 12, 2019

Mon, Sat

2x weekly

Abbotsford and Mazatlán

January 20, 2019

Thu, Sun

2x weekly

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Swoop): Swoop (WestJet) Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FPLS (msn 60132) YHM (TMK Photography). Image: 943479.

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