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Swoop has its single largest travel day

Swoop has announced that it has reached a new milestone, transporting over 10,000 travellers in a single day for the first time in the company’s history.

On January 1, 2023, Swoop had its single largest travel day, operating 64 flights and connecting 10,268 travellers to friends, family and vacation destinations. The monumental day saw the airline flying 37 flights across Canada, 14 to the U.S. and 13 to sun and fun cities across Mexico and the Caribbean.

This past year, the leading ULCC experienced rapid growth, with significant network expansions into Abbotsford, Hamilton, London, Toronto, and across eastern Canada, supported by a fleet increase of 60%. The new year will mark Swoop’s fifth year of service as Canada’s number one sun and fun ultra-low-cost carrier. Swoop will operate over 100 flights per week to 13 vacation destinations, with Swoop flights available through both WestJet Vacations all-inclusive package.

Top Copyright Photo: Swoop (WestJet) Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FONK (msn 40835) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 959547.

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Swoop restarts Hamilton – Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood flights

Swoop on December 16 restarted its popular service between Hamilton’s John C. Munro International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Swoop flight WO812 took off from Hamilton this morning at 8:30 a.m. ET and is scheduled to arrive in Ft. Lauderdale at 11:40 a.m. local time.

The ULCC will operate ultra-affordable non-stop flights to eight sun and fun destinations from Hamilton this winter, celebrating its inaugural flight to Punta Cana on January 11, and restarting popular service to Montego Bay on January 28.

Route

Peak Weekly
Frequency

One-way total
price (CAD)

Base Fare
(CAD)

Taxes & Fees
(CAD)

Hamilton to Fort
Lauderdale

2x weekly

$109.00

$17.94

$88.11

Hamilton to Montego Bay

2x weekly

$159.00

$47.33

$111.67

Hamilton to Cancun

2x weekly 

$269.00

$172.39

$93.67

Hamilton to Las Vegas

4x weekly 

$109.00

$17.94

$88.11

Hamilton to Orlando

7x weekly

$99.00

$8.42

$87.62

Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta

2x weekly

$319.00

$222.38

$93.67

Hamilton to St. Pete-
Clearwater

3x weekly

$119.00

$27.47

$88.58

Hamilton to Punta Cana

2x weekly

$199.00

$90.68

$108.32

Top Copyright Photo: Swoop (WestJet) Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-GLVU (msn 63975) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 959275.

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Swoop to add routes to Mexico and the Caribbean

Swoop has announced is setting its sights south with newly added flights to Mexico and the Caribbean from Hamilton, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Abbotsford.

The ultra-not-expensive airline recently completed a significant fleet expansion, inducting six new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to meet demand for ultra-low-cost leisure travel.

Beginning in January, Swoop will restart service from Hamilton to Montego Bay. The ULCC will also add new frequencies to popular published routes from Hamilton to Punta Cana, Toronto to Cancun, Winnipeg to Puerto Vallarta, Edmonton to Mazatlán (below), as well as Abbotsford to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta.

Route 

Peak
Weekly
Frequency 

Lowest one-way 
total price (CAD) 

Base Fare  
(CAD) 

Taxes & Fees  
(CAD) 

Days operating
per week

Hamilton to
Montego Bay

2x weekly

$159.00

$47.33

$111.67

Wednesdays and
Saturdays

Hamilton to
Punta Cana

2x weekly

$199.00

$90.68

$108.32

Wednesdays and  
Saturdays

Toronto to
Cancun

8x per week  

$269.00

$126.73

$99.32

Daily, 2x
Tuesdays

Winnipeg to
Puerto Vallarta   

3x weekly

$399.00

$290.73

$99.32

Tuesdays,
Saturdays and
Sundays

Edmonton to
Mazatlán

3x weekly

$199.00

$93.88

$102.17

Tuesdays,
Fridays and
Saturdays

Abbotsford to
Los Cabos

3x weekly

$199.00

$130.64

$65.42

Wednesdays,
Saturdays and
Sundays

Abbotsford to
Puerto Vallarta

4x weekly

$239.00

$170.63

$65.42

Mondays,
Tuesdays,
Fridays and
Sundays

For travel between January 5-February 28, 2023 | Seasonal start and end dates apply and are indicated in the booking flow. | Fares are valid until December 15, 2022 (11:59 p.m. MT) or while seats last. | Prices displayed above are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is made and accepted.

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Top Copyright Photo: Swoop (WestJet) Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-GJKK (msn 42838) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 958384.

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Swoop adds its sixth new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8

Swoop is celebrating the entry into service of its sixth new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with WO flight 360 from Toronto to Halifax. In just under ten months, Swoop has added six new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its existing fleet of ten Boeing 737-800 NGs, bringing its total fleet size to 16 aircraft. This accomplishment is a symbol of Swoop’s considerable growth in 2022, adding 12 new destinations to our network with more to come in 2023.

 

Tail # 

Aircraft Name 

Entry into Service Date 

380

#Swoopster 

June 30, 2022 

386

#Swoopon 

June 30, 2022 

381

#Winnipeg 

August 9, 2022 

382

#Halifax 

October 22, 2022 

383

#Charlottetown 

November 4, 2022 

385

#Kelowna 

November 20, 2022 

“At Swoop, we name our aircraft in reference to the pillars of our company, showing our appreciation for people, places and things that make us who we are,” continued Cummings. “#Swoopon” highlights our commitment to providing always-affordable air service to Canadians. “#Swoopster” is named after our employees, who work tirelessly every day to deliver ultra-affordable air service to Canadians. “#Halifax”, “#Winnipeg, “#Kelowna” and “#Charlottetown” celebrate some of the communities we serve and the partnerships within that are critical to our operation.”

Top Copyright Photo: Swoop (WestJet) Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-GISM (msn 42840) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 959274.

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Swoop restarts service from Hamilton to Las Vegas

Swoop on June 23 re-started nonstop flights to Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) from Hamilton’s John C. Munro International Airport (YHM).

Swoop flight WO 802 took off from Hamilton at 2:00 p.m. ET on June 23 following a Vegas-themed gate-side celebration.

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Swoop celebrates its fourth anniversary

Swoop on June 20 celebrated four years of making air travel more accessible and affordable for Canadians.

The airline kicked off festivities with two inaugural flights departing from Toronto’sPearson International Airport. Swoop flight WO370 arrived in Deer Lake, NL at 11:40 a.m. local time, and Swoop flight WO750 landed for the very first time in the Big Apple, at New York’s John F. KennedyInternational Airport at 10:15 a.m. local time.

Since the airline’s first flight on June 20, 2018, Swoop has proudly served over four million travellers, connected Canadians to 33 destinations in five different countries with a total of 52 routes currently operating, and over 28,000 flights operated in these past four years.

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Swoop adds the Halifax – Ottawa route, will add six MAX 8s in 2022

Swoop on June 19launched new service from Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) to Ottawa International Airport (YOW).

Swoop flight WO580 departed from Halifax at 4:55 p.m. local time.

Swoop celebrated its first flight in Halifax four years ago, on June 21, 2018, and the airline has significantly grown connectivity over the years. Earlier this summer, Swoop began offering non-stop service between Halifax and Edmonton in addition to existing services to Winnipeg, Hamilton, and Toronto.

Swoop’s fleet of ten Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft will grow to 16 with the addition of six Boeing MAX-8 in summer 2022.

Swoop celebrates launch of service in Saskatchewan with two inaugural flights to Saskatoon

Swoop on June 14 celebrated its first flights in Saskatoon with the start of nonstop service to Edmonton and Winnipeg.

Swoop flight WO584 from Edmonton landed at SaskatoonInternational Airport at 9:00 a.m. local time, inaugurating the airline’s presence in the province.

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Route Start Date Peak Weekly Frequency One-way total price (CAD) Base Fare (CAD) Taxes & Fees (CAD)
Saskatoon to Edmonton June 14, 2022 2x weekly $59 $22.12 $32.93
Saskatoon to Winnipeg June 14, 2022 2x weekly $59 $22.12 $32.93
Saskatoon to Toronto June 22, 2022 2x weekly $69 $31.64 $33.41
Edmonton to Saskatoon June 14, 2022 2x weekly

 

$69 $19.64 $32.93
Winnipeg to Saskatoon June 14, 2022 2x weekly

 

$59 $7.12 $32.93
Toronto to Saskatoon June 22, 2022 2x weekly

 

$69 $19.99 $33.41

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Swoop arrives in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Swoop on June 13 launched its inaugural flight to St. John’s International Airport (YYT) from Hamilton’s John C. Munro International Airport (YHM).

Swoop flight WO186 received a warm welcome upon landing in St. John’s at 12:55 p.m. local time, the first arrival of an ultra-low-cost-carrier (ULCC) in the city.

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Swoop adds Comox – Edmonton service

Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, launched its inaugural flight to Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) from Edmonton International Airport (YEG) on June 9. Swoop flight WO 217 landed in Comox at 7:55 a.m. local time, adding another B.C. destination to its network.

Swoop’s new service to Comox is a welcome addition to the airline’s long-standing presence across British Columbia. In addition to today’s new route to Comox, Swoop also offers service to Victoria, Abbotsford, and Kelowna.

With introductory fares from Edmonton to Comox starting at just $49 CAD, Swoop is showing Canadians just how affordable travel can be this summer.

Route 

Start Date 

Peak Weekly Frequency 

One-way total price (CAD) 

Base Fare (CAD) 

Taxes & Fees (CAD) 

Edmonton to Comox 

June 9, 2022 

4x weekly 

$49

$0.59

$44.45

Comox to Edmonton

June 9, 2022 

4x weekly 

$59

$40.12

$14.93