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Swoop continues Canadian expansion with new Saint John – Toronto route

Swoop on May 12 launched its inaugural flight to the Saint John Airport (YSJ) from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

Swoop flight WO366 took off from Toronto this afternoon at 5:25 p.m. ET, receiving a warm welcome upon arrival in Saint John at 8:40 p.m. local time.

Swoop Logo | FlySwoop.com (CNW Group/Swoop Inc.)

Earlier this week, Swoop marked its first flight into New Brunswick with an inaugural service between Hamilton and Moncton, and later this summer, the airline will launch service from Moncton to Edmonton. The leading ULCC is expanding rapidly across the country, focusing on Atlantic Canada, where demand for affordable air service has reached new heights.

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Swoop is expanding service to Kelowna

Swoop on May 5 launched its new daily, nonstop, flights between Kelowna and Edmonton with inaugural flight WO214 taking off from Edmonton International Airport at 8:35 a.m. MT and arriving at Kelowna International Airport at 10:45 a.m. local time.

The carrier introduced service between Kelowna and Winnipeg in May 2019. The ULCC will restart service between these two markets on May 6, with its inaugural flight WO502 from Kelowna to Winnipeg. In addition to connecting Kelowna with both Edmonton and Winnipeg, Swoop will also continue serving Toronto with four flights per week.

Schedule:

Route

Frequency

Total Price (CAD)

Base Fare (CAD)

Tax (CAD)

Kelowna to Edmonton Daily $49.00 $10.59 $38.41
Edmonton to Kelowna “” $49.00 $0.59 $48.41
Kelowna to Winnipeg 3x weekly $79.00 $39.16 $39.84
Winnipeg to Kelowna “” $79.00 $26.16 $52.84
Kelowna to Toronto 4x weekly $89.00 $48.69 $40.31
Toronto to Kelowna “” $89.00 $37.69 $51.31

For travel between September 1 – October 15, 2022 | Seasonal start and end dates apply and are indicated in the booking flow. | Fares are valid until May 19, 2022 (11:59 p.m. MT) or while seats last.

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Swoop celebrates first route of Atlantic expansion with service to Charlottetown

Swoop today (May 1) launched its inaugural flight to Charlottetown Airport (YYG) from Hamilton International Airport (YHM). Swoop flight WO170 took off from Hamilton this morning at 7:50 a.m. EST, receiving a warm welcome upon arrival in Charlottetown at 11:00 a.m. local time.

In the coming weeks, Swoop will be adding service to Moncton and Saint John, NB and Deer Lake and St. John’s, NL, as well as adding frequencies on existing routes to Halifax.

Later today, Swoop will operate its first non-stop service between Edmonton and Halifax and tomorrow, May 2, Swoop will launch nonstop Charlottetown service from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Starting June 16, Swoop will begin non-stop service to Charlottetown from Edmonton International Airport.

The arrival of the inaugural flight was warmly welcomed with a gate-side celebration at Charlottetown Airport, where travellers were joined by Bert van der Stege, Swoop’s Head of Commercial and Finance, James Aylward, PEI Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Jason Coady, City of Charlottetown Deputy Mayor, Doug Newson, CEO, Charlottetown Airport Authority, and Patrick MacFadyen, Vice-Chair, Charlottetown Airport Authority. Cathie Puckering, President and CEO of Hamilton International Airport, joined travellers on the inaugural flight from Hamilton.

Route

Start Date

Peak weekly frequency

One-way total price (CAD)

Base Fare (CAD)

Taxes & Fees (CAD)

Hamilton to Charlottetown May 1, 2022 4x weekly $49 $7.29 $37.76
Toronto to Charlottetown May 2, 2022 3x weekly $49 $7.29 $37.76
Edmonton to Charlottetown June 16, 2022 2x weekly $109 $57.73 $47.31
Charlottetown to Hamilton May 1, 2022 4x weekly $49 $7.29 $37.76
Charlottetown to Toronto May 2, 2022 3x weekly $49 $7.29 $37.76
Charlottetown to Edmonton June 16, 2022 2x weekly $109 $57.73 $47.31

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Swoop celebrates start of service to Ottawa

Swoop celebrated its first inaugural flight between Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and Ottawa International Airport (YOW) on April 25.

Swoop flight WO 510 took off from Edmonton at 10:50 a.m. MT and arrived at 4:30pm local time in Ottawa.

Ottawa routes 2022

Today, at FlySwoop.com, travellers can find one-way flights starting from $59 all-in.

Route

Start Date

Peak Weekly Frequency

One-way total price (CAD)

Base Fare (CAD)

Taxes & Fees (CAD)

Ottawa to Edmonton April 25, 2022 5x weekly $59 $6.14 $52.86
Ottawa to Halifax June 19, 2022 Daily $59 $6.14 $52.86
Ottawa to Winnipeg June 19, 2022 4x weekly $59 $6.14 $52.86

For travel between May 1 and June 15, 2022 (Edmonton) and July 1 to August 31, 2022 (Halifax and Winnipeg) | Seasonal start and end dates apply and are indicated in the booking flow. | Fares are valid until May 5, 2022 (11:59 p.m. MT) or while seats last. 

Bob Cummings to return to the WestJet Group as President of Swoop

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The WestJet Group has announced the return of Bob Cummings to the airline’s Executive Leadership Team as President of Swoop, WestJet’s ultra-low-cost carrier. Cummings will begin his role on Monday, April 18, 2022.

Bob Cummings with Swoop Aircraft #Bob (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

Most recently, Cummings spent two years at the helm of Central Mountain Air as Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he led through pandemic turbulence and positioned the regional airline for success in recovery, while building the airline’s culture. Prior to Central Mountain Air, Bob spent 13 years with the WestJet Group, spanning several notable Executive Vice-President positions, including President of Swoop in 2018, where he was responsible for the start-up and launch of Canada’s first successful ultra-low-cost airline.

During his tenure with WestJet, Bob led the growth of WestJet Vacations, WestJet Rewards, and was integral in the launch of WestJet Encore, WestJet’s regional airline. As WestJet’s Chief Commercial Officer, Bob grew the airline’s revenue from just over one billion to more than $4.5 billion. Prior to joining WestJet, Bob spent more than 13 years in leadership positions in the utility and telecom markets.

 

With his extensive North American commercial aviation experience, Bob will continue to build on Swoop’s strong foundation in recovery.

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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 is coming to New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Nashville

Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low fare airline, today announced it will expand its presence in the United States (U.S.) by adding nonstop flights to five new destinations this summer: New YorkChicagoNashvilleSan Francisco, and Los Angeles.

In addition to serving five new destinations, the fast-growing Canadian airline will also extend its current seasonal services to San DiegoPalm SpringsLas Vegas, St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Sanford and Mesa into the summer season. In total Swoop will serve 11 U.S. destinations with ultra-not-expensive flights from its three main Canadian bases in TorontoHamilton, and Edmonton.

Demand for transborder travel amid restrictive testing requirements

Swoop’s announced U.S. expansion comes as the ULCC reports significantly increased domestic passenger numbers and record bookings, on par with pre-pandemic demand. The airline expects to see that pent-up demand trend extend to U.S. leisure travel this summer as more than 30.5 million fully vaccinated Canadians look to resume their transborder travel habits.

As countries across the globe take measures to safely re-open borders for vaccinated travellers and make sensible adjustments to overall travel guidance and testing requirements, the ULCC expects to see Canadian requirements updated by March 1, when current government measures are set to expire.

The ULCC continues to call on government to outline a re-opening timeline and roadmap for travel recovery that is based on science and reflective of the current realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Expanding Route Map:

Full Details of Swoop’s U.S. Network Expansion  

Route

Peak Frequency

Start Date

Total fare one-way (CAD)

Base Fare (CAD)

Taxes and Fees (CAD)

Toronto (YYZ) – Chicago (ORD)

5x weekly

May 30

$99.00

$4.92

$94.08

Toronto (YYZ) – New York (JFK)

5x weekly

June 20

$99.00

$4.92

$94.08

Toronto (YYZ) – Nashville (BNA)

4x weekly

May 26

$99.00

$4.92

$94.08

Toronto (YYZ) – Las Vegas (LAS)

3x weekly

May 20

$99.00

$4.92

$94.08

Toronto (YYZ) – Orlando / Sanford (SFB)

2x weekly

Ongoing

$99.00

$4.92

$94.08

Toronto (YYZ) – St. Pete-Clearwater (PIE)

2x weekly

Ongoing

$99.00

$4.92

$94.08

Hamilton (YHM) – Las Vegas (LAS)

2x weekly

June 23

$99.00

$10.30

$88.70

Hamilton (YHM) – Orlando / Sanford (SFB)

2x weekly

Ongoing

$99.00

$10.30

$88.70

Hamilton (YHM) – St. Pete-Clearwater (PIE)

2x weekly

Ongoing

$99.00

$10.30

$88.70

Edmonton (YEG) – San Francisco (SFO)

4x weekly

June 6

$99.00

$2.21

$96.79

Edmonton (YEG) – Los Angeles (BUR)

3x weekly

June 23

$99.00

$2.21

$96.79

Edmonton (YEG) – Nashville (BNA)

2x weekly

June 19

$99.00

$2.21

$96.79

Edmonton (YEG) – Las Vegas (LAS)

Daily

Ongoing

$99.00

$2.21

$96.79

Edmonton (YEG) – San Diego (SAN)

3x weekly

Ongoing

$99.00

$2.21

$96.79

Edmonton (YEG) – Palm Springs (PSP)

1x weekly

Ongoing

$99.00

$2.21

$96.79

Edmonton (YEG) – Phoenix Mesa (AZA)

1x weekly

Ongoing

$99.00

$2.21

$96.79

†Special introductory fares are limited quantity. Book by February 18, 2022, for travel between June 1 and July 27, 2022. Blackout Period: June 28 – July 4, 2022.

Swoop to add Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft, will expand domestic network

Swoop has announced it will grow its fleet from 10 to 16 aircraft with the acquisition of six new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft. Canada’s fast growing ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) confirmed it will begin receiving all six aircraft this summer as the airline rapidly expands to meet peak season travel demand.

 

Alongside this fleet growth, Swoop will significantly expand its domestic network, adding non-stop flights to Newfoundland and increasing service in Atlantic Canada. The ULCC will also add six new routes and capacity in Ontario and the Prairies in preparation for Canada’s busy summer travel season. The airline’s announced expansion comes as Swoop reports significantly increased passenger numbers and record bookings domestically.

Today’s announced expansion will bring the ULCC’s total non-stop domestic routes served to 37 this summer and includes a significant investment in Atlantic Canada.

Significant Expansion and Investment in Atlantic Canada

Swoop’s investments in Atlantic Canada will see the airline begin service at three new destinations while increasing capacity across the region by 273 per cent compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Deer Lake – Hamilton, 2x weekly (May 21)
  • St. John’s – Hamilton, 5x weekly (June 13)
  • Deer Lake – Toronto, 2x weekly (June 20)

New Brunswick

  • Moncton – Hamilton – 4x weekly (May 9)
  • Saint John – Toronto – 4x weekly (May 12)
  • Moncton – Edmonton – 2x weekly (May 9)

Prince Edward Island

  • Charlottetown – Hamilton – 4x weekly (May 1)
  • Charlottetown – Toronto – 3x weekly (May 2)
  • Charlottetown – Edmonton – 2x weekly (May 1)

Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Halifax – Edmonton – 5x weekly (May 1)
  • Halifax – Ottawa – Daily (June 19)

Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan to benefit from increased domestic capacity

Today’s network expansion announcement also includes new routes and increased frequencies in previously announced new stations: OttawaSaskatoon and Regina.

Ontario

  • Ottawa – Winnipeg – 4x weekly (June 19)
  • Winnipeg – Toronto – Daily (June 20)

Saskatchewan

  • Saskatoon – Winnipeg – 2x weekly (June 14)
  • Saskatoon – Toronto – 2x weekly (June 22)
  • Regina – Winnipeg – 2x weekly (June 16)
  • Regina – Toronto – 2x weekly (June 22)

Demand for affordable travel equates to record new bookings and job opportunities across Canada

Throughout the pandemic the ULCC model has proven especially resilient, with Swoop carrying around one million travelers in 2021. Despite ongoing travel restrictions Swoop saw strong demand for both domestic and international travel over the peak holiday period, a trend that has continued into the new year. The airline further demonstrated operational resilience, ranking amongst the most reliable airlines in Canada/North America, with a flight completion rate of 99.4 per cent and on-time arrival of 78 per cent in 2021.

In preparation of the airline’s fleet growth and network expansion, Swoop is ramping up staffing across Canada, creating jobs to support economic recovery and stimulating hospitality and tourism sectors from coast-to-coast.

Expanded Route Map:

Full Details of Swoop’s New Domestic Routes

Route

Peak
Weekly
Frequency

Start Date

Total one-
way fare
(CAD)
 

Base
Fare
(CAD)

Taxes and
Fees (CAD)

Hamilton to Charlottetown

4x weekly

May 1, 2022

$49.00

$1.29

$47.71

Edmonton to Halifax

5x weekly

May 1, 2022

$179.00

$118.40

$60.60

Toronto to Charlottetown

3x weekly

May 2, 2022

$59.00

$5.14

$53.86

Hamilton to Moncton

4x weekly

May 9, 2022

$79.00

$27.84

$51.16

Toronto to Saint John

4x weekly

May 12, 2022

$59.00

$5.14

$53.86

Hamilton to Deer Lake

2x weekly

May 21, 2022

$59.00

$9.23

$49.77

Hamilton to St. John’s

5x weekly

June 13, 2022

$99.00

$45.54

$53.46

Winnipeg to Saskatoon

2x weekly

June 14, 2022

$59.00

$3.12

$55.88

Winnipeg to Regina

2x weekly

June 16, 2022

$59.00

$3.12

$55.88

Winnipeg to Ottawa

4x weekly

June 19, 2022

$65.00

$6.83

$58.17

Halifax to Ottawa

Daily

June 19, 2022

$60.00

$0.10

$59.90

Edmonton to Charlottetown

2x weekly

June 19, 2022

$179.00

$118.40

$60.60

Toronto to Deer Lake

2x weekly

June 20, 2022

$99.00

$40.54

$58.46

Toronto to Winnipeg

Daily

June 20, 2022

$69.00

$13.99

$55.01

Edmonton to Moncton

2x weekly

June 20, 2022

$179.00

$118.40

$60.60

Toronto to Regina

2x weekly

June 22, 2022

$59.00

$19.12

$39.88

Toronto to Saskatoon

2x weekly

June 22, 2022

$69.00

$25.64

$43.36

†Special introductory fares are limited quantity. Book by February 23, 2022 for travel between June 1 and July 15, 2022.

Swoop now flies to Los Cabos

Swoop on January 31 celebrated its first flight between Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) and Los Cabos International Airport (SJD).  The ultra-low-cost airline’s inaugural service took off from Abbotsford at 9:00 a.m. PST and arrived at 2:55pm local time.

Swoop takes off to two new U.S. destinations from Edmonton

Swoop this week celebrates the launch of two new inaugural flights from Edmonton International Airport with the start of nonstop service to Palm Springs, California on December 16 and to Sanford, Florida on December 17.

The airline’s twice weekly nonstop service to Palm Springs operates on Mondays and Thursdays, while flights between Edmonton and Sanford will operate weekly on Fridays.

Swoop launches three new routes from Toronto

Swoop this week celebrated the launch of three new inaugural flights from Toronto Pearson International Airport with the departure of new nonstop service to Los Cabos, Mexico, on December 4Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on December 5 and Kingston, Jamaica on December 8.

Details of Swoop’s Newly Launched Service from Toronto

Route

Peak Weekly
Frequency

Introductory All-in
One-Way Fare

Base fare
(CAD)

Taxes & Fees
(CAD)

Toronto – Los Cabos

1x Weekly

$180 CAD +

$81.69

$98.31

Toronto – Punta Cana

1x Weekly

$199 CAD++

$87.67

$111.33

Toronto – Kingston

2x Weekly

$180 CAD+++

$74.43

$105.57

+ Book by December 18, 2021, travel from Jan 5 to April 30, 2022 (blackouts February 17-22, March 12-20, 2022, April 14-19)

++Book by December 12, 2021, travel from Jan 5 to April 30, 2022 (blackouts February 17-22, March 12-20, 2022, April 14-19)

+++Book from December 8 – December 15, 2021, travel from Jan 5 to April 30, 2022 (blackouts February 17-22, March 12-20, April 14-19)