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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.

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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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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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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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WestJet statement regarding ALPA strike authorization vote

WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FUJR (msn 60130) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104623.

WestJet has issued the following statement regarding the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) announcement that it has issued a strike authorization vote to WestJet pilots.

“A strike authorization vote is a common step by unions in context of the overall labor negotiation process,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “We remain focused on successfully negotiating an agreement that will benefit our pilots and WestJet.”

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FUJR (msn 60130) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104623.

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WestJet to drop three trans-border routes

WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FWJS (msn 39076) YVR (Rob Rindt). Image: 941120.

WestJet starting on June 27, 2018 is dropping three trans-border routes according to Airline Route:

Calgary – Chicago (O’Hare) on June 28

Calgary – Dallas/Fort Worth on June 27

Montreal (Trudeau) – Boston on June 27 (WestJet Encore)

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FWJS (msn 39076) YVR (Rob Rindt). Image: 941120.

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WestJet launches inaugural flights to Mexico City from Calgary and Vancouver

WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FKWJ (msn 36435) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 936418.

WestJet’s inaugural flight, WS2200 from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Mexico City International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez, MEX) departed this morning, March 14, 2018 marking the airline’s newest flight to Mexico. Flights between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Mexico City start March 15, solidifying WestJet’s position as the Canadian airline with the most flights to Mexico.

 

Starting on March 14, WestJet begins service with four weekly flights between Calgary and Mexico City. On March 15, WestJet will launch three-time weekly service between Vancouver and Mexico City. Effective April 29, both routes move to daily service.

 

WestJet first landed in Mexico in 2007 and now serves 11 cities in Mexico from 15 Canadian cities, offering more non-stop routes than any other Canadian airline. WestJet’s growth in Mexico makes up nearly 10 per cent of the airline’s available seat miles and at peak winter schedule, WestJet will operate up to 37 daily flights.

Details of WestJet’s Mexico City schedule:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Calgary – Mexico City Four times
weekly
11:18 a.m. 4:20 p.m. March 14, 2018
Mexico City – Calgary Four times
weekly
4:00 p.m. 9:35 p.m. March 15, 2018
Calgary – Mexico City Daily 10:10 a.m. 4:20 p.m. April 29, 2018
Mexico City –Calgary Daily 5:20 p.m. 9:40 p.m. April 29, 2018
Vancouver – Mexico City Three times
weekly
8:50 a.m. 3 p.m. March 15, 2018
Mexico City –  Vancouver Three times
weekly
5:20 p.m. 10:05 p.m. March 14, 2018
Vancouver – Mexico City Daily 7:40 a.m. 3 p.m. April 29 ,2018
Mexico City – Vancouver Daily 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. April 29, 2018

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FKWJ (msn 36435) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 936418.

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