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Swoop to fly from Victoria to Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta. 

Swoop has announced new nonstop service from Victoria to Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta.

The airline also will celebrate its inaugural flight from Toronto to Victoria with flight WO 424 scheduled to arrive at Victoria International Airport at 12:38 p.m., local time and returning to Toronto at 1:30 p.m.

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As part of the airline’s commitment to supporting the economic recovery of the Greater Victoria Region with access to affordable air travel, Swoop now offers point-to-point service to two Canadian destinations, Toronto and Edmonton and will provide sun-seeking Vancouver Islanders two new exciting destinations to explore this winter.

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Swoop announces three new destinations – Sanford, St. Petersburg/Clearwater and San Diego

Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), today unveiled plans to add three new U.S. destinations to its network with non-stop flights to San Diego (SAN), St. Petersburg-Clearwater (PIE) and Orlando Sanford (SFB) beginning this winter.

Swooping into Central Florida

Non-stop service to Orlando Sanford International Airport will be available from Toronto beginning October 9, from Hamilton beginning November 1 and from Edmonton beginning November 5.

Non-stop service to San Diego

Travelers from Edmonton looking to explore the vibrant city and sandy beaches of San Diego can find direct flights beginning October 31.

Say hello to sunny St. Pete-Clearwater

With nonstop flights and its proximity to Tampa Bay, Swoop’s service to sunny St. Petersburg-Clearwater will begin on November 5 from Toronto and on November 9 from Hamilton.

Details of Swoop’s new service currently for sale:

Service Between

Services Start Date

Peak Weekly Frequency

Edmonton – Orlando (Sanford)

Nov 5, 2021

2x (Mon, Fri)

Edmonton – San Diego

Oct 31, 2021

3x (Tue, Thu, Sun)

Hamilton – Orlando (Sanford)

Nov 1, 2021

2x (Mon, Fri)

Hamilton – St. Pete-Clearwater  

Nov 9, 2021

2x (Tue, Sat)

Toronto – Orlando (Sanford)

Oct 9, 2021

4x (Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat)

Toronto – St. Pete-Clearwater

Nov 5, 2021

3x (Mon, Fri, Sat)

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Swoop announces its winter schedules, will return to the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean

Swoop today released its expanded winter schedule including increased nonstop domestic service and the re-introduction of flights to the United StatesMexico, and the Caribbean.

Following a sustained pattern of new daily bookings on par with pre-pandemic levels, the airline also announced it will proceed with planned fleet growth, inducting its tenth Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft into service this winter.

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The first Canadian airline to fully re-enter its entire fleet into service, Swoop will operate all nine of its aircraft domestically during peak summer. The airline’s winter schedule will provide travelers with ultra-low-cost flights across Canada, as well as to sun and fun destinations including Montego Bay in JamaicaLas Vegas and Mesa/Phoenix in the U.S., and CancunPuerto Vallarta and Mazatlán in Mexico.

Swoop will offer scheduled winter service to 14 destinations.

The addition of a tenth aircraft in time for the winter flying season will allow Canada’s leading ULCC to add new routes, destinations, and frequencies in pace with demand.

Details of Swoop’s Winter 2021 Schedule and flights currently for sale:

Domestic Routes Peak Season
Frequency
Days of Week Service start dates
Toronto – Edmonton 14x weekly 2x Daily Already in Service
Toronto – Abbotsford 7x weekly Daily Jun 20
Toronto – Halifax 7x weekly Daily Jul 16
Toronto – Kelowna 7x weekly Daily Already in Service
Toronto – Victoria 6x weekly Daily, except
Saturday
Jun 24
Hamilton – Edmonton 7x weekly Daily Already in Service
Hamilton – Abbotsford 14x weekly 2x Daily Already in Service
Hamilton – Halifax 4x weekly Mon, Thu, Fri, Sun Jun 24
Hamilton – Winnipeg 4x weekly Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat Already in Service
Hamilton – Kelowna 6x weekly Daily, except
Saturday
Jun 20
Edmonton – Abbotsford 14x weekly 2x Daily Already in Service
Edmonton – Winnipeg 2x weekly Mon, Fri Nov 1
Edmonton – Victoria 7x weekly Daily Already in Service
Winnipeg – Abbotsford 7x weekly Daily Already in Service
Winnipeg – Kelowna 3x weekly Tue, Thu, Fri Jun 24
Transborder Routes Peak Season
Frequency
Days of Week Service start dates
Edmonton – Mesa/Phoenix 4x weekly Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat Sept 17
Edmonton – Las Vegas 5x weekly Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri,
Sun
Sept 23
Toronto – Mesa 2x weekly Tue, Thu Nov 2
Winnipeg – Mesa/Phoenix 2x weekly Mon, Fri Nov 1
International Routes Peak Season
Frequency
Days of Week Service start dates
Toronto – Puerto Vallarta 2x weekly Wed, Sun Nov 3
Toronto – Cancun 4x weekly Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun Sept 18
Toronto – Montego Bay 3x weekly Tue, Thu, Sat Sept 11
Hamilton – Puerto Vallarta 2x weekly Tue, Fri Oct 5
Hamilton- Cancun 3x weekly Mon, Wed, Sat Oct 2
Hamilton – Montego Bay 1x weekly Friday Oct 15
Edmonton – Cancun 3x weekly Mon, Wed, Sat Oct 2
Edmonton-Puerto Vallarta 3x weekly Tue, Fri, Sun Oct 5
Edmonton – Mazatlán 2x weekly Wed, Sat Oct 23
Winnipeg – Cancun 3x weekly Tue, Thu, Sun Nov 7
Winnipeg – Puerto Vallarta 2x weekly Mon, Thu Nov 4
Abbotsford – Puerto
Vallarta
2x weekly Wed, Sat Nov 3

†One-way flight from Abbotsford (YXX) to Edmonton (YEG) when you book by June 20, for travel between October 31 – November 10, 2021.

Swoop returns to Winnipeg

#Chinook

Swoop on April 25 marked its return to Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG). The airline’s reintroduction of its ultra-low fares now connects Winnipeg with Hamilton’s John C. Munro International Airport (YHM) and Abbotsford International Airport (YXX), with operations to Kelowna International Airport (YLW) set to begin in June.

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Top Copyright Photo: Swoop (WestJet) Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FLBV (msn 40836) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 949878.

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Swoop to expand operations in British Columbia

Swoop has announced an expansion to its summer schedule, bringing new routes and more ultra-low fares to British Columbia. The airline’s expanded summer operations will bring new service to Victoria and celebrates the return and addition of new routes from Kelowna.

The airline, which had previously postponed planned operations to Victoria in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will now see an increase of flights and routes in three cities within British Columbia, ensuring that Canadians across the province have access to domestic air travel at an affordable price tag. Today’s announcement is the first of several to come for the airline as they intend to bring even more ultra-low-fares coast-to-coast.

Swoop’s new service to Victoria will include flights from Toronto, ON and Edmonton, AB. In addition, beginning June 20, 2021, service to Kelowna will now be available from Hamilton, ON and once again from Winnipeg, MB. Full details of Swoop’s expanded service in British Columbia can be found below.

Planned Network Service: New and Returning Routes  

Route 

Frequency 

Planned Start Date  

Toronto – Victoria  

Up to 6x weekly

May 20, 2021  

Edmonton – Victoria

Up to 7x weekly

May 20, 2021  

Hamilton – Kelowna

Up to 6x weekly

June 20, 2021

Winnipeg – Kelowna

Up to 3x weekly

June 20, 2021

Additional BC Network Service

Route 

Frequency 

Abbotsford – Edmonton  

Up to 21x weekly

Abbotsford – Hamilton

Up to 7x weekly

Abbotsford – Toronto

Up to 7x weekly

Abbotsford – Winnipeg

Up to 7x weekly

Kelowna – Toronto

Up to 7x weekly

 

Swoop announces ‘Trusted Travel Getaways’ with COVID-19 testing

Swoop has announced Trusted Travel Getaways: packaged vacations designed to enable Canadians to enjoy a warm-weather vacation with confidence this winter. This limited offering of vacation packages aims to provide travellers with enhanced peace of mind throughout their travel journey. Trusted Travel Getaways will operate to Montego Bay, Jamaica, departing from Toronto beginning December 19. 

Launched in partnership with IHG® Hotels & Resorts, travellers will be provided with  accommodation at the Holiday Inn Resort® Montego Bay All-Inclusive. As an added measure of comfort, travelers will receive complimentary access to mandatory pre-travel COVID-19 testing to ensure that all passengers on-board a departing Trusted Travel Getaway flight have proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

To reassure those on board a Trusted Travel Getaway flight, all travelers will be required to undergo a pre-departure COVID-19 test. Swoop has arranged for a leading Canadian laboratory service provider to administer the required testing at no additional cost to the traveller.

As per current regulations, travelers returning home must complete the ArriveCAN entry requirements and follow the Government of Canada’s mandated quarantine, regardless of the results of their pre-departure COVID-19 test.

 

Swoop reaffirms its commitment to Edmonton

Swoop reaffirmed its commitment to Edmonton International Airport with the launch of its winter schedule including the addition of nonstop service to Toronto Pearson International Airport.

The inaugural winter schedule operations this week will also include a return to popular sun destinations such as Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Phoenix-Mesa, while continuing to serve Abbotsford and Hamilton from Edmonton International Airport.

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Swoop takes off from Toronto Pearson Airport

Swoop today launched its operations at Toronto Pearson Airport, safely completing flights from Toronto to destinations in Montego Bay, Edmonton, Kelowna and Halifax. The inaugural operations continue this week with additional flights to destinations such as Abbotsford and Cancun.

Swoop Takes Off From Toronto Pearson Airport (CNW Group/Swoop)

This begins the airline’s winter schedule which includes the return to Kelowna International Airport and the addition of nonstop service to popular sun destinations. With its accessible and affordable airfares, Swoop is connecting more Canadians in the GTA with a safe and responsible travel option.

The airline’s scheduled winter service from Toronto Pearson International Airport includes direct flights to Kelowna, Abbotsford, Halifax and Edmonton. Popular sun destinations are also available such as Las Vegas, Orlando, Tampa Bay, Montego Bay and Cancun supported by Swoop Getaways flight plus hotel packages, powered by Expedia. As part of its winter schedule and Swoop’s commitment to the region, the airline will continue to serve Hamilton with multiple flights per week to Edmonton and Abbotsford.

Swoop Takes Off From Toronto Pearson Airport (CNW Group/Swoop)

Some of the health and safety measures Swoop has introduced includes stricter boarding processes allowing for shorter queue wait times, traveller screening measures, increased sanitization, and enforcing face masks to be worn for the duration of the flight.

Additionally, every transborder and international round-trip Swoop flight and Getaways booking now includes no-charge COVID-19 travel insurance coverage. This complimentary coverage is automatically included on eligible bookings at time of purchase for bookings made on and after October 15, 2020, for travel until April 24, 2021, and is valid for up to 21 days. One-way travel is excluded.

The start of its winter schedule marks the next step in Swoop’s recovery efforts while remaining true to its mission of offering accessible and affordable air travel to Canadians. As the country’s largest ultra-low cost carrier, the airline is uniquely positioned to help drive industry recovery with price-sensitive travellers.

Highlights about Swoop’s service from Toronto for travel between October 25, 2020 – April 24, 2021 are outlined below. Schedules are subject to change due to travel advisories, health and safety conditions and traveller demand. For peace of mind, travellers can purchase ModiFly, which allows them to make a one-time change to the date and time of their booking.

  • Toronto and Abbotsford will operate up to 6x weekly, with service every day except Saturday
  • Toronto and Edmonton will operate 6x weekly with service every day except Saturday
  • Toronto and Kelowna will operate up to 4x weekly with service on Monday, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Toronto and Halifax will operate daily
  • Toronto and Las Vegas will operate up to 4x weekly on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
  • Toronto and Orlando will operate up to 5x weekly on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Toronto and Tampa Bay will operate up to 4x weekly on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays
  • Toronto and Cancun will operate up to 5x weekly, with service on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Toronto and Montego Bay will operate up to 5x weekly, with service on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Swoop announces its winter schedule

Swoop released its winter schedule, unveiling the new markets the ultra-low fare airline will serve as it begins operations from Toronto Pearson International Airport on October 25, 2020.

Swoop’s winter schedule includes the restart of operations at Kelowna International Airport and the addition of non-stop service to popular sun destinations. These consist of flights from Toronto to Montego Bay, Cancun, Las Vegas, Orlando and Tampa Bay.

Highlights of Swoop’s winter schedule operating between Oct. 25, 2020 – Apr. 24, 2021, can be found below. Winter flying from Edmonton, with service to six destinations, was previously announced. Traveller demand, travel advisories, and health and safety conditions will be monitored over the coming weeks and months, which may cause adjustments to this schedule. For added flexibility, Swoop travellers have the option to purchase ModiFly, which grants them a one-time date and time change to their booking.

  • Toronto and Abbotsford will operate up to 6x weekly, with service every day except Saturday
  • Toronto and Edmonton will operate 6x weekly with service every day except Saturday
  • Toronto and Kelowna will operate up to 4x weekly with service on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
  • Toronto and Halifax will operate daily
  • Toronto and Las Vegas will operate up to 4x weekly on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
  • Toronto and Orlando will operate up to 5x weekly on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Toronto and Tampa Bay will operate up to 4x weekly on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
  • Toronto and Cancun will operate up to 5x weekly, with service on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Toronto and Montego Bay will operate up to 5x weekly, with service on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Edmonton and Hamilton will operate up to 4x weekly with service on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
  • Edmonton and Abbotsford will operate up to 14x weekly with double daily service.
  • Edmonton and Mesa will operate up to 4x weekly with service on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
  • Edmonton and Las Vegas will operate up to 4x weekly with service on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
  • Edmonton and Puerto Vallarta will operate 2x weekly, with service on Tuesday and Saturday
  • Edmonton and Mazatlán will operate 2x weekly with service on Wednesday and Saturday

Swoop takes off with recovery strategy and the start of operations at Toronto Pearson Airport

Swoop has made this announcement:

As part of its continued recovery plans, Swoop is announcing the start of operations at Toronto Pearson Airport beginning on October 25, 2020. As Canada’s leading ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC), Swoop is well-positioned to serve price-sensitive travellers while stimulating demand in Canada’s largest market.

Swoop’s service at Toronto Pearson Airport will include a mix of domestic and international routes. The winter schedule outlining the destinations and routes will be released in September.

Since the start of the pandemic, Swoop continues to deliver on its mission of providing accessible and affordable air travel. The airline helped to connect Canadians from coast to coast with essential travel at affordable airfares. Today’s announcement builds off those early recovery plans to remain Canada’s ultra-low cost carrier of choice. Swoop will continue to serve Hamilton as part of its network.

As part of the WestJet Group, Swoop has proven the ULCC model to be successful. The airline has welcomed 2.5 million travellers in its two years of operations, who have saved $159 million in direct fare savings in 2019, according to a recent economic impact study. These investments by Swoop have lowered fares and increased choice and competition within the marketplace.*