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Montego Bay, Jamaica is Swoop’s newest destination

Named #Abottsford

Swoop has announced Montego Bay, Jamaica as its first Caribbean sun-destination. Twice weekly service from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) begins December 16, 2018 and operates through to April 24, 2019.

Swoop is the first Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier to provide sun-service from Canada to the U.S. and Caribbean, with the addition of Montego Baycomplementing the five U.S destinations that were announced with the winter schedule release on August 2, 2018.

Flights are now available for booking through to April 24, 2019.

Service Between

Service starts

Service Offered

Frequency

Hamilton and Montego Bay, JM

December 16, 2018

Wed, Sun

2x weekly

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Swoop): Swoop (WestJet) Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FPLS (msn 60132) YHM (TMK Photography). Image: 943478.
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Swoop introduces new service between Edmonton and Winnipeg

Swoop has announced a new domestic route providing direct service four times weekly between Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG). Service begins October 11, 2018 and will operate through to April 27, 2019.

“This is a welcome addition to our western base of Edmonton,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. “We are witnessing a positive response to our ultra-low-cost model in both Edmonton and Winnipeg. Connecting these two cities is a natural progression of our network strategy as we continue to stimulate more travel, more often for our savvy travellers.”

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

Service Between 

Service starts 

Service Offered 

Frequency 

Edmonton and Winnipeg

October 11, 2018

Mon, Thu, Fri, Sun

4x weekly

All images by Swoop.

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Swoop adds its fourth aircraft

Today Swoop entered its fourth aircraft into service with the launch of a seasonal summer route between Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) and Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG). The sold-out inaugural flight departs YXX at 6:00 p.m PST. Flights are offered daily until Labour Day, after which time they will be offered five times per week until the end of the summer schedule on October 27, 2018.

“We have received our fourth aircraft in perfect time to offer this daily service for end-of-summer vacations and to aid students who are relocating to attend post-secondary in the fall,” said Karen McIsaac, Senior Advisor of Communications at Swoop. “It’s a highlight for us to see the results of our low fares connecting friends and families in different provinces, such as on this sold-out flight today.”

The addition of the Abbotsford to Winnipeg route has doubled the weekly frequency schedule in Winnipeg, and added 7 flights to the Abbotsford weekly frequency schedule.

“The Abbotsford International Airport continues to expand flight options for passengers in our region,” said Mayor Henry Braun. “I’m pleased by the launch of Swoop’s summer service to Winnipeg and welcome more travellers to YXX.”

“Increased service to the lower mainland is good news for travellers from Winnipeg Richardson International Airport” said Scott Marohn, Director of Air Service and Product Development for Winnipeg Airports Authority. “Swoop has been a great addition to our airport and this new route further enhances their presence in our region.”

Swoop’s domestic and international winter schedules have also been released with flights available for booking through to April 27, 2019. The international schedule includes the addition of routes from Edmonton to Las Vegas and Mesa; Hamilton to Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa Bay; and Abbotsford to Las Vegas.

This week, Swoop is celebrating their growth with a system-wide seat sale detailed in the table below†:

Departing

Arriving

Air transportation
charges. Base
fare from

Taxes, fees
and 

charges

Total one-way
price from

Abbotsford

Winnipeg

$30.02

$8.98

$39.00*CAD

Winnipeg

Abbotsford

$24.07

$34.93

$59.00*CAD

Abbotsford

Edmonton

$1.45

$7.55

$9.00*CAD

Edmonton

Abbotsford

$0.02

$38.98

$39.00*CAD

Hamilton 

Winnipeg

$11.24

$37.76

$49.00*CAD

Winnipeg

Hamilton

$14.55

$34.45

$49.00*CAD

Hamilton

Halifax

$28.94

$40.06

$69.00*CAD

Halifax  

Hamilton

$24.88

$44.12

$69.00*CAD

Hamilton

Abbotsford

$37.79

$41.21

$79.00*CAD

Abbotsford

Hamilton

$58.89

$10.11

$69.00*CAD

Edmonton

Hamilton

$28.59

$40.41

$69.00*CAD

Hamilton 

Edmonton

$28.94

$40.06

$69.00*CAD

Departing

Arriving

Air transportation
charges. Base
fare from

Taxes, fees
and 

charges

Total one-way
price from

Edmonton

Las Vegas

$8.60

$90.40

$99.00*CAD

Las Vegas

Edmonton

$41.77

$37.23

$79.00*CAD

Edmonton

Mesa

$27.97

$91.03

$119.00*CAD

Mesa

Edmonton

$52.04

$36.96

$89.00*CAD

Hamilton

Orlando

$11.69

$87.31

$99.00*CAD

Orlando

Hamilton

$56.17

$22.83

$79.00*CAD

Hamilton

Las Vegas

$29.87

$89.13

$119.00*CAD

Las Vegas

Hamilton

$74.90

$24.10

$99.00*CAD

Hamilton

Tampa

$10.82

$88.18

$99.00*CAD

Tampa

Hamilton

$65.60

$23.40

$89.00*CAD

Hamilton

Fort Lauderdale

$10.82

$88.18

$99.00*CAD

Fort Lauderdale

Hamilton

$65.60

$23.40

$89.00*CAD

Abbotsford

Las Vegas

$38.92

$60.08

$99.00*CAD

Las Vegas

Abbotsford

$47.00

$22.00

$69.00*CAD

 

†Book by August 17, 2018 (11:59 p.m. MT) for travel between September 4-October 31, 2018. 9900 seats available.

Photos: Swoop.

WestJet Group to carry a record breaking number of passengers today

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The WestJet Group of Companies today set a company record for guests flown in a single day, flying an estimated 80,219 guests across its expanding network. This surpasses the previous record of 79,961 set on December 22, 2017.

“The WestJet Group continues to grow our guest numbers as our strategic plan is executed,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “We continue to expand our connectivity while providing more choice for Canadian travellers. Thank you to our 13,000 WestJetters for their part in our success and thank you to our guests for choosing WestJet, WestJet Encore, WestJet Link and Swoop for their summer travel plans.”

Photo: WestJet.

Swoop heads south for winter, announces new sun destinations

Swoop became the first Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) to enter the U.S. market when it released its 2018/19 winter schedule with one-way sale fares starting as low as $99 CAD including taxes and fees, through to April 27, 2019.

The schedule includes routes from Edmonton to Las Vegas and Mesa; Hamilton to Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Orlando and Tampa; and Abbotsford to Las Vegas.

Swoop has been vocal about its intention to repatriate the estimated 5 million Canadians that drive across the border each year to take ULCC flights in the U.S., and this winter schedule is positioned to attract both cross-border travellers and price-sensitive sun-seekers.

Flights are available for booking from October 11, 2018 to April 27, 2019.

To celebrate this important milestone, Swoop will be offering a web-only seat sale beginning on August 2, 2018.

Route

Air transportation

charges base fare

from

Taxes, fees

and charges

Total one-way price

from

Edmonton (YEG) – Las Vegas (LAS)

$27.64

$91.36

$119 †CAD

Las Vegas (LAS) – Edmonton (YEG)

$61.77

$37.23

$99 †CAD

Abbotsford (YXX) – Las Vegas (LAS)

$38.60

$60.40

$99 †CAD

Las Vegas (LAS) – Abbotsford (YXX)

$74.77

$24.23

$99 †CAD

Hamilton (YHM) – Orlando (MCO)

$30.74

$88.26

$119 †CAD

Orlando (MCO) – Hamilton (YHM)

$74.78

$24.22

$99 †CAD

Hamilton (YHM) – Tampa (TPA)

$30.74

$88.26

$119 †CAD

Tampa (TPA) – Hamilton (YHM)

$74.77

$24.23

$99 †CAD

Hamilton (YHM) – Las Vegas (LAS)

$30.74

$88.26

$119 †CAD

Las Vegas (LAS) – Hamilton (YHM)

$74.77

$24.23

$99 †CAD

Hamilton (YHM) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

$30.74

$88.26

$119 †CAD

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Hamilton (YHM)

$74.77

$24.23

$99 †CAD

Edmonton (YEG) – Mesa (AZA)

$29.07

$89.93

$119 †CAD

Mesa (AZA) – Edmonton (YEG)

$61.77

$37.23

$99 †CAD

†Book by August 7, 2018 (11:59 p.m. MDT) for travel between October 13, 2018 – February 13, 2019. 4100 seats available. Some blackout dates and restrictions apply. For more details, please visit FlySwoop.com/deals

The 2018/19 winter schedule will offer the following routes and frequencies:

Service Between

Service starts

Service Offered

Frequency

Edmonton and Las Vegas

October 11, 2018

Daily

11x weekly

Edmonton and Mesa

October 27, 2018

Wed, Sat

2x weekly

Hamilton and Las Vegas

October 26, 2018

Mon, Thu, Fri, Sun

4x weekly

Hamilton and Fort Lauderdale

October 26, 2018

Fri, Sat

2x weekly

Hamilton and Orlando

October 17, 2018

Tue, Wed, Sat

3x weekly

Hamilton and Tampa Bay

October 20, 2018

Wed, Thu, Sat

3x weekly

Abbotsford and Las Vegas

October 11, 2018

Mon, Thu, Sun

3x weekly

All images by Swoop.

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Swoop releases domestic winter schedule

Swoop released its domestic winter schedule with flights available for booking from October 27, 2018 to April 27, 2019. Swoop also welcomed its third aircraft for the inaugural flight from Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) to Edmonton International Airport (YEG), departing July 25, 2018 at 7:10 a.m. Service between Edmonton, AB and Abbotsford, BC will be offered three-times daily.

The airline, which started operations on June 20, 2018 has been warmly received by Canadian travellers, with steady bookings and noticeably full flights.

The extended schedule continues to serve Swoop’s five markets of Halifax, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Abbotsford.

Service Between

Service Offered

Weekly Frequency

Edmonton and Hamilton

Daily

11 x per week

Edmonton and Abbotsford

Daily

16 x per week

Hamilton and Halifax

Daily, except Saturday

6 x per week

Hamilton and Winnipeg

Daily, except Saturday

6 x per week

Hamilton and Abbotsford

Daily

10 x per week

To celebrate the route launch between Edmonton and Abbotsford, Swoop will be offering a web-only seat sale beginning on July 25, 2018.

Service Between

Air transportation

charges base fare from 

Taxes, fees and
charges 

Total one-way
price from 

Edmonton and Abbotsford

$0.02

$38.98

$39.00 †CAD

Abbotsford and Edmonton

$1.45

$7.55

$9.00 †CAD

†Book by July 26, 2018 (11:59 p.m. MDT) for travel between September 5-December 13, 2018. 2000 seats available. Some blackout dates and restrictions apply.

Photo: Halifax International Airport.

Swoop launches service on sold-out flight from Edmonton

Swoop on June 25 celebrated its inaugural flight from EdmontonInternational Airport (YEG) to John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM). The sold-out flight is scheduled to depart at 10:25 AM MDT. In addition to the first flight, Swoop announced Edmonton as its second operational base.

As of October, Swoop will base two of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft in Edmonton resulting in the creation of almost 90 jobs in the region.

Today, the airline also launched its inaugural flight from Winnipeg Richardson International airport to Hamilton.

Swoop also launched sold out flights from Hamilton, Abbotsford and Halifax on June 20.

All photos by Swoop.

Swoop’s initial schedule offers service from Abbotsford, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton and Halifax as follows:

Departing

Arriving

Frequency

Hamilton

Edmonton

7 X Weekly 

Abbotsford

6 X Weekly

Winnipeg

5 X Weekly

Halifax

6 X Weekly

Edmonton

Hamilton

6 X Weekly

Abbotsford

21 X Weekly

Abbotsford

Hamilton

6 X Weekly

Edmonton

21 X Weekly

Halifax

Hamilton

6 X Weekly

Winnipeg

Hamilton

6 X Weekly

† Service begins July 25, 2018.

Service between Winnipeg and Abbotsford begins August 16, 2018.