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Swoop announces a new route to Las Vegas

Swoop has announced new service between Kelowna, BC and Las Vegas, NV. The twice weekly service from Kelowna International Airport (YLW) to McCarran International Airport (LAS) begins June 27, 2019 through October 26, 2019.

Flights are now available for booking through to October 26, 2019

Service Between Service starts Service Offered Frequency
Kelowna to Las Vegas June 27, 2019 Thursday & Sunday 2x weekly

Swoop announced its arrival to Kelowna International Airport in January of this year when it introduced flights between Kelowna and Winnipeg three-times-a-week beginning May 24, 2019, as part of its summer schedule.

Photos: Swoop.

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Swoop announces its summer schedule

Swoop has released its full summer schedule with nonstop flights available for booking from April 28, 2019 through October 26, 2019. Along with three new destinations of London ON, Kelowna BC and Oakland CA, the schedule boasts five new domestic markets, two new transborder markets and an extension of two international routes.

The new domestic markets include service between London and Halifax six times per week and daily service from London to/from Abbotsford and Edmonton. Service between Kelowna and Winnipeg will be offered three times a week. The schedule also sees the return of the seasonal route between Abbotsford and Winnipeg four times per week.

Edmonton will enjoy increased transborder capacity with thrice-weekly flights to/from Oakland and a weekly flight to/from Orlando.

Internationally, Swoop will continue its Hamilton service to Montego Bay and Cancun, with a weekly return flight throughout the summer.

Amongst the routes that will end for the summer are Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta and Tampa Bay, and Abbotsford to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán. Edmonton to Mesa will take a short hiatus and suspend service at the end of May before resuming October 5, 2019.

Details of Swoop’s summer schedule:

Domestic Markets Weekly

Frequency

Service Offered Total One-Way

Price From

Edmonton and Hamilton 14x Daily  $139 CAD
Edmonton and Abbotsford 16x Daily    $59 CAD
Hamilton and Halifax 13x Daily  $139 CAD
Hamilton and Winnipeg 6x Daily except Saturday    $89 CAD
Hamilton and Abbotsford 12x Daily  $159 CAD
Edmonton and Winnipeg 6x Daily except Saturday    $69 CAD
New Domestic Markets
London and Halifax 6x Daily except Saturday

(starts May 24, 2019)

$139 CAD
London and Abbotsford 7x Daily

(starts May 24, 2019)

$159 CAD
London and Edmonton 7x Daily

(starts April 28, 2019)

 $139 CAD
Abbotsford and Winnipeg 4x Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri

(starts May 24, 2019)

$129 CAD
Kelowna and Winnipeg 3x Mon, Wed, Fri

(starts May 24, 2019)

$119 CAD
Transborder Markets
Edmonton and Mesa 2x Wed, Sat

(ends May 25, 2019 and

resumes October 5, 2019)

 $159 CAD
Edmonton and Las Vegas 7x Daily  $139 CAD
Abbotsford and Las Vegas 2x Thu, Sun  $119 CAD
Hamilton and Las Vegas 4x Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun  $159 CAD
Hamilton and Fort Lauderdale 2x Mon, Fri  $149 CAD
 Hamilton and Orlando 3x Mon, Wed, Sat  $159 CAD
Hamilton and Tampa 3x Wed, Thu, Sat

(ends May 22, 2019)

 $119 CAD
New Transborder Markets
Edmonton and Oakland 3x Tue, Thu, Sun

(starts May 26, 2019)

 $159 CAD
Edmonton and Orlando 1x Sat

(starts June 1, 2019)

 $199 CAD
International Markets
Hamilton and Montego Bay 1x Sat  $199 CAD
Hamilton and Puerto Vallarta 1x Sat

(ends May 18, 2019)

 $139 CAD
Hamilton and Cancun 1x Sat  $139 CAD
Abbotsford and Puerto Vallarta 2x Mon, Sat

(ends May 20, 2019)

 $159 CAD
Every day low fares. Lower promotional fares may be available during select travel periods.

All images by the airline.

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Swoop completes its Mexico route launches

Named #Jon

Swoop on January 20, 2019 celebrated its final of four inaugural flights to Mexico this January. Flight WO604 departed from Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) at 11:00 a.m. PST and arrived at Mazatlán International Airport (MZT) at 4:19 p.m. PST.

Earlier this month, Swoop celebrated initial service to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta from Hamilton and to Puerto Vallarta from Abbotsford. This flight to Mazatlán was met on arrival with a water arch, spirited mariachi band and travelers were greeted by the Ministry of Tourism of the province of Sinaloa.

Flights are now available for booking through 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.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Swoop (WestJet) Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FONK (msn 40835) FLL (Tony Storck). Image: 945287.

Swoop aircraft slide show:

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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.

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.