Government of Canada is strengthening our supply chain with investments at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

Transport Canada

MOUNT HOPE, ON, Jan. 23, 2023 /CNW/ – A strong supply chain is a priority for the Government of Canada to make life more affordable for Canadians. The government is therefore committed to ensuring that our supply chains are efficient and reliable to support Canada’s economic growth, create good jobs, while ensuring they are resilient and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, and the Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, announced an investment of up to nearly $23.5 million under the National Trade Corridors Fund for an expansion and sustainability project at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

This project, which will cost close to $47 million, will allow the Hamilton International Airport to:

  • handle increased cargo operations by improving and expanding airfield capacity;
  • increase de-icing capacity; and
  • build a new independent road to reduce congestion.

This investment will have significant economic and employment benefits for the region, such as reducing supply chain congestion, facilitating the movement of goods and creating good jobs for Canadians in the region.

The Government of Canada continues to make investments to strengthen the country’s supply chain, promote economic growth and enhance the opportunities for our businesses to expand into global markets. This represents a long-term commitment to work with stakeholders on strategic infrastructure projects to address transportation bottlenecks, vulnerabilities, and congestion along Canada’s trade corridors.

Quotes

“The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is an important trade hub for key economic sectors such as transportation, warehousing, agriculture, automotive, manufacturing and more. This significant funding will help the airport manage the growth of cargo operations in this strategic trade corridor, while providing opportunities for access to global markets and creating new permanent jobs.”

The Honourable Omar Alghabra 
Minister of Transport 

“The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is home to one of Canada’s largest cargo freighter distribution networks and is crucial to the supply chains and economic opportunities in Hamilton and the surrounding communities. Today’s investment highlights our commitment to build reliable and efficient supply chains while creating jobs and positioning our economy for success.”

The Honourable Filomena Tassi 
Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas

“The John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is the fastest growing cargo airport in Canada and a key economic driver of our city. By investing in our local airport, the federal government will help create 1,830 new, permanent jobs in Hamilton and will improve operations at what I feel is already the most efficient airport in the country. With Hamilton’s booming population and business growth, this investment will certainly benefit our city and the region.”

Lisa Hepfner 
Member of Parliament for Hamilton Mountain

“Investments like this highlight our government’s commitment to growing Hamilton’s economy, creating well paid jobs and investing in infrastructure that will be utilized for decades to come. Led by champions like Cathie Puckering, this project highlights the bright future of the airport and our city.”

Chad Collins
Member of Parliament for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek

“Today’s announcement from the federal government is an important step towards strengthening the efficiency and resiliency of the national supply chain by adding capacity and alleviating constraints at the largest domestic overnight express cargo airport in Canada. These investments at the Hamilton International Airport will improve the fluidity, reliability, and safety of critical transportation infrastructure, while enabling economic growth, creating jobs and ensuring essential goods are accessible to all Canadians”

Cathie Puckering 
Vice President and Head – Canadian Network, Vantage Airport Group

“Hamilton International Airport, Canada’s third largest cargo airport by payload, serves as a global gateway in a strategic transportation and trade corridor, and is an economic engine generating significant jobs, industry activity, and GDP. This support from the National Trade Corridors Fund will enable Hamilton International Airport to advance investment to expand and strengthen its airfield and critical assets, create new full-time jobs, generate additional economic activity, and ensure that existing infrastructure under pressure today will be ready to support current and emerging growth well into the future.”

Cole Horncastle 
Executive Managing Director, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

Quick Facts

  • An efficient and reliable transportation network is key to Canada’s economic growth. The Government of Canada, through the National Trade Corridors Fund, is making investments that will support the flow of goods across Canada’s supply chains.
  • The National Trade Corridors Fund is a competitive, merit-based program designed to help infrastructure owners and users invest in the critical transportation assets that support economic activity in Canada. A total of $4.7 billion over 11 years (2017-2028) has been allocated to the program.
  • Through the National Trade Corridors Fund, Transport Canada is supporting improvements to Canada’s roads, rail, air, and marine shipping routes to foster domestic and international trade.
  • The National Trade Corridors Fund’s Increasing the Fluidity of Canada’s Supply Chains call for proposals supports fluid and reliable trade flows between Canada and global markets, as well as internal trade corridors.

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PLAY launches in Canada offering low-cost tickets to Europe

Starting today, travellers can book $169 flights from Hamilton to 13 European destinations

HAMILTON, ON, Jan. 10, 2023 /CNW/ – PLAY, a low-cost airline operating flights between Iceland and Europe, announced today service in Canada, with the first flights to Europe taking off in summer 2023. Starting today, travellers can book tickets from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport to 26 European destinations including London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Brussels, Stockholm, Gothenburg and more. Flight service from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport will begin on June 22, 2023.

To celebrate its inaugural flights from Canada, PLAY is offering travellers tickets for as low as $169 from Jan. 10 to June 22 to 13 destinations across Europe. (CNW Group/PLAY)
CNW Group/PLAY

To celebrate its inaugural flights from Canada, PLAY is offering travellers tickets for as low as $169 to 13 destinations across Europe, including Berlin Brandenburg (BER), Brussels (BRU), Copenhagen (CPH), Dublin (DUB), Göteborg Landvetter (GOT), London Stansted (STN), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and to Keflavik (KEF) for only $129. This deal is valid for the Canadian departing flight of a roundtrip booking for flights scheduled between August and October 2023. The $129 and 169 price is inclusive of all mandatory taxes, fees and carrier charges, and is available today through Jan 31 at midnight Eastern Time. Restrictions and baggage fees apply, additional details of this promotion are available at flyplay.com/play-to-europe.

“Travellers around the world are hungry to venture to new destinations and recent data shows that 73 per cent of global travellers want vacations outside of their comfort zone,” said Birgir Jónsson, CEO, PLAY. “We’re proud to expand PLAY service to Canada with service in Hamilton, offering both Canadian and European travellers a new way to reach iconic destinations. With our reliable and affordable flights, travellers can enjoy their destination rather than overspending on the flight to get there.”

PLAY offers a streamlined, no-frills service without costly features such as magazines, Wi-Fi, and entertainment, allowing travellers to pay less and “play more.” Rather than spending on travel extras, PLAY passengers can instead allocate their budget to the meaningful experiences, dining, and excursions that make a trip memorable — or even add a stop to another destination along the way.

In 2022 PLAY flew 800,000 passengers across Europe and North America with an on-time arrival rate over 96 per cent. PLAY’s pay-for-what-you-need model keeps its fares affordable. A personal item is included for the flight, and passengers can choose which upgrades they need for their trip, such as an in-flight meal, carry-on, checked bag, special bags for items such as golf sets, skis, strollers, and musical instruments, seats with extra legroom, cancellation protection and more.

With a PLAY account, travellers can book flights and have the peace of mind knowing that they can change flights when needed.

Learn more or book a flight at www.flyplay.com.

About PLAY
PLAY is a low-cost airline operating flights between Iceland and Europe, and North America as of 2022. Founded in Reykjavík in 2019 by a management team with significant experience in the aviation industry, the company operates flights on new Airbus A321NEO and A320NEO aircraft, offering streamlined, no-frills service that allows travelers to pay less and “play more.” Safety comes first for PLAY. On-time performance, simplicity, happiness and low prices are the airline’s core principles. The airline seeks to enable passengers to see the world, but not without considering its environmental impact. PLAY is being developed with sustainability initiatives and benchmarks in place to track and reduce fuel consumption, offset carbon emissions, and limit waste. Learn more or book a flight at flyplay.com.

Swoop restarts popular sun flying from Hamilton to Fort Lauderdale

The ultra-not-expensive airline gears up for winter with non-stop flights to third Florida city

HAMILTON, ON, Dec. 16, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, 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.   

“As Canada’s leading ultra-low fare airline, we are thrilled to be expanding sun-flying from Hamilton with today’s flight to Fort Lauderdale” said Bob Cummings, President of Swoop. “We know how beloved Florida is as a vacation destination for residents of Southern Ontario, and so we’re proud to expand our footprint in the state, with ultra-affordable and ultra-convenient flights to Orlando (Sanford, SFB), St. Pete-Clearwater (PIE), and now Fort Lauderdale (FLL).”  

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.

“The resumption of Swoop’s ultra-low-cost flights to the pristine beaches of Fort Lauderdale is exciting news for people across Southern Ontario looking to explore the Sunshine State this winter, while also providing travellers with a convenient connection to Miami. We are pleased to see this popular destination return as Swoop expands its services between Hamilton and Florida, complementing year-round flight offerings to Orlando (Sanford) and St. Pete-Clearwater.” Cole Horncastle, Executive Managing Director of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. 

“We are happy to celebrate the return of Swoop service from Hamilton to Fort. Lauderdale today, a welcome addition to the airline’s existing Hamilton-Florida routes,” said Mayor Horwath. “Swoop’s continued investment in the economic development of Hamilton and our local airport is a testament to the strength of our community. I am excited to realize the full potential of what these routes can offer Hamiltonians.” – Andrea Horwath, Mayor of Hamilton 

With introductory all-in one-way prices from Hamilton to Fort Lauderdale starting at just $109 CAD, Swoop is showing Canadians just how affordable a sunny vacation can be this winter.   

RoutePeak 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 Bay2x weekly$159.00$47.33$111.67
Hamilton to Cancun2x weekly $269.00$172.39$93.67
Hamilton to Las Vegas4x weekly $109.00$17.94$88.11
Hamilton to Orlando7x weekly$99.00$8.42$87.62
Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta2x weekly$319.00$222.38$93.67
Hamilton to St. Pete-
Clearwater
3x weekly$119.00$27.47$88.58
Hamilton to Punta Cana2x weekly$199.00$90.68$108.32
For travel between January 1, 2023 – February 28, 2023. | Seasonal start and end dates apply and are indicated in the booking flow. | Fares are valid until Tuesday, December 27, 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. | 

About Swoop

Swoop is on a mission to make travel more affordable and accessible for all Canadians. Established in 2018 as an independent subsidiary of the WestJet Group of Companies, Swoop is Canada’s ultra-not-expensive airline. Offering scheduled service to destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, Swoop’s unbundled fares put travellers in control of purchasing only the products and services they desire.    

Swoop’s fleet of ten Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft expanded this year to add six Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, for a total of 16 aircraft.   

At FlySwoop.com travellers can quickly and easily book flights, manage bookings, check-in, view boarding passes, and track flights.   

Hamilton International Airport Cargo Business Outpaces Rest of Canada, Statistics Canada Data Reveals

Cargo tonnage facilitated through Hamilton International is nearly 60% higher than it was in 2017

Hamilton, ON (December 14, 2022) – John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport experienced significant growth in its air cargo traffic, outpacing the rest of Canada, according to the latest data released by Statistics Canada on December 8, 2022. Hamilton International facilitated more than 156,000 tonnes of cargo in 2021, which reflects a notable 59 percent increase as compared to 2017 and as compared to an average three percent decline across Canada in the same period.

“This steady growth in cargo activity can be attributed to the accelerated shift to e-commerce, alongside the increased demand and movement of a variety of essential medical supplies during the pandemic,” said Cole Horncastle, Executive Managing Director of Hamilton International. “As the largest domestic overnight express cargo airport and the third largest cargo freight airport in Canada, Hamilton International is a key economic driver and vital transportation hub for the Hamilton region and across Ontario.”

Hamilton International’s 2021 Economic Impact Study, completed by ICF International Incorporated, found that Hamilton International delivered 4,720 jobs and $1.5b in total economic output, with 2,770 jobs and $1b of that directly attributed to its cargo business. Cargo operations at the Airport have experienced a 29 percent growth in all areas, including employment, labour income, value added and industry activity, over the past five years:

Cargo Operations Economic Impacts in Hamilton 2017 vs. 2021

*Source: Hamilton International Airport 2021 Economic Impact Study

Hamilton International offers cargo partners significant advantages, including its strategic proximity to Ontario’s 400-series highways, the Greater Toronto Area, and the U.S. border. The Airport also has 24-hour landing capability, a dual runway system of 10,000ft and 6,000ft, and dedicated Canada Border Services Agency staff on site, all of which support quick turnarounds for cargo carriers. Hamilton International was also designated as a Foreign Trade Zone Point in 2020 Ontario – providing businesses that import/export goods or manufacture products in Hamilton access to direct support on a range of duty deferrals and tax exemptions.

“Hamilton International is a thriving multi-modal hub and has become one of the fastest growing cargo airports in Canada. We are proud to work with numerous cargo partners to ensure Ontarians can ship and receive the goods they need reliably, safely, and efficiently,” added Horncastle. “The Airport is a vital gateway in Southern Ontario’s strategic transportation corridor and looks forward to continuing to grow cargo and passenger activity in the years to come.”

To view the full data from Statistics Canada, visit: Table 23-10-0254-01  Air cargo traffic at Canadian airports, annual

To view Hamilton International Airport’s 2021 Economic Impact Report, visit: https://flyhamilton.ca/hamilton-international-airport-continues-to-drive-significant-economic-benefits/

About John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is a growing international gateway for affordable travel and the largest overnight express freight airport in Canada. The Airport is owned by the City of Hamilton and managed under an agreement by TradePort International Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vantage Airport Group – an industry leading investor, developer, and manager of airport assets. This allows Hamilton International to incorporate best-in-class practices from around the world into its operations. As an efficient facilitator of cargo and passenger operations, John C. Munro Hamilton International is an economic engine and responsible community partner. Its strategic location and uncongested 24/7 operations make it an attractive option for both passenger and cargo carriers looking to serve the Southern Ontario market.

Swoop Announces More Non-stop Sun Flying Across Canada

The ultra-not-expensive airline signals now is the time to escape the cold, with more frequent, affordable and convenient options this winter

CALGARY, AB, Dec. 12, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, is setting its sights south with newly added flights to Mexico and the Caribbean from Hamilton, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Abbotsford.

“As Canada’s leading ultra-low fare airline, we are thrilled to be expanding sun-flying this winter,” said Bob Cummings, President of Swoop. “With winter weather upon us, demand for leisure travel down south is reaching new heights and we’re proud to meet that demand with this added capacity.”

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, as well as Abbotsford to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta.

Canadians can unlock exclusive discounts at all-inclusive resorts when they book their ultra-not-expensive flight as part of a Swoop Getaway*. For added convenience, Swoop flights to warm and sunny destinations are also available through WestJet Vacations.

“We’re excited that travellers can once again take advantage of convenient flights to Jamaica as Swoop resumes its popular service between Hamilton and Montego Bay in the new year. The restart is indicative of the growth ahead for our travel and tourism industry in 2023 and comes just in time for travellers looking for a Caribbean destination this winter. Sun-seekers across the region will now have a low-cost option to enjoy the relaxing beaches and exciting attractions that the vibrant city of Montego Bay has to offer.” – Cole Horncastle, Executive Managing Director of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

“We are thrilled to see Swoop’s continued investment in the Hamilton community with the return of Swoop service to Montego Bay and added frequencies to Punta Cana. People from across the region enjoy the ease, convenience, and comfort of flying out of the John C. Munro International Airport right here in Hamilton. Increased Swoop services to popular destinations creates more jobs and boosts our local economy.” – Andrea Horwath, Mayor of Hamilton

With a one-way, all-in price to sunny escapes starting at just $159 CAD, Swoop is showing Canadians just how affordable a vacation can be this winter.  

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$111.67Wednesdays and
Saturdays
Hamilton to
Punta Cana
2x weekly$199.00$90.68$108.32Wednesdays and  
Saturdays
Toronto to
Cancun
8x per week  $269.00$126.73$99.32Daily, 2x
Tuesdays
Winnipeg to
Puerto Vallarta   
3x weekly$399.00$290.73$99.32Tuesdays,
Saturdays and
Sundays
Edmonton to
Mazatlán
3x weekly$199.00$93.88$102.17Tuesdays,
Fridays and
Saturdays
Abbotsford to
Los Cabos
3x weekly$199.00$130.64$65.42Wednesdays,
Saturdays and
Sundays
Abbotsford to
Puerto Vallarta
4x weekly$239.00$170.63$65.42Mondays,
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.

*Swoop Getaways packages are only available at www.flyswoop.com

About Swoop

Swoop is on a mission to make travel more affordable and accessible for all Canadians. Established in 2018 as an independent subsidiary of the WestJet Group of Companies, Swoop is Canada’s ultra-not-expensive airline. Offering scheduled service to destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, Swoop’s unbundled fares put travellers in control of purchasing only the products and services they desire.   

Swoop’s fleet of ten Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft expanded this year to add six Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, for a total of 16 aircraft.

Sunwing gives Hamilton area residents five reasons to head to the tropics this winter

The tour operator adds weekly direct flights from Hamilton Airport to its 2022-2023 winter flight lineup

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sunwing is returning to Hamilton this winter with five weekly direct flights from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport to tropical locales in Sunwing’s sought-after destinations of CubaMexico and the Dominican Republic. Year after year, Sunwing’s winter flights from Hamilton International Airport have proven to be a convenient option for travellers not only in Hamilton but the entire Niagara Region and western GTA, and the tour operator expects this to be another successful winter season. Starting this December, vacationers from Hamilton and surrounding regions can unlock more value on their getaways when they book with Sunwing, from winter vacations at accessible prices to exclusive perks and a wide range of resort options and excursions in destination.

“We’re excited to resume operations from Hamilton International Airport this winter with routes to some of our most popular sun destinations,” said Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing. “With great deals on Sunwing vacation packages including fantastic Black Friday early access offers for Cuba, plus friendly service and shorter lines at their local airport, our Hamilton customers can travel at a great price and with ease starting this December.”

“We’re thrilled that Sunwing will return to Hamilton International Airport this December as sun-seekers in the region look to escape the snow and embark on a tropical getaway this winter,” added Cole Horncastle, Executive Managing Director for John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. “Since 2013, Sunwing’s seasonal service to popular vacation hotspots from Hamilton International have been extremely popular and we’re pleased that travellers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area will have continued access to a variety of leisure travel options in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico.”

The flight schedule for Hamilton International Airport will be as follows:

DestinationPeak FrequencyFromTo
Cancun1x weekly17-Dec-202208-Apr-2023
Cayo Coco1x weekly17-Dec-202208-Apr-2023
Holguin1x weekly18-Dec-202209-Apr-2023
Punta Cana1x weekly16-Dec-202207-Apr-2023
Varadero1x weekly18-Dec-202209-Apr-2023

Mexico and the Dominican Republic continue to be top choices for Sunwing customers, particularly Cancun and Punta Cana, and this winter residents from Hamilton and surrounding regions can get more in destination due to their close proximity to fantastic beaches, iconic history, day-to-night entertainment and authentic, local eats.

Plus, those interested in visiting a Canadian favourite can take advantage of Sunwing’s limited-time Black Friday Early Access Sale. With thousands of Cuba vacations under $999, Hamilton-based travellers can find their home-away-from-home at the new Hotel Tesoro del Atlantico in Holguin with pools for every age, near a spectacular barrier reef at Cayo Coco’s Memories Flamenco Beach Resort or the adults only Royalton Hicacos Resort and Spa serving romantic views and elevated service.

Vacations in paradise are made epic – and more secure – when customers add one of Sunwing’s exclusive Worry Free* insurance options to their winter bookings, offering more flexibility and peace of mind this season.

*Terms and conditions apply.

About Sunwing

The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from airports across Canada to popular sun destinations across the U.S.A., Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. This scale enables Sunwing to offer customers exclusive deals at top-rated resorts in the most popular vacation destinations as well as cruise packages and seasonal domestic flight service. Sunwing customers benefit from the assistance of the company’s own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey. The company supports the communities where it operates through the Sunwing Foundation, a charitable initiative focused on the support and development of youth and humanitarian aid.

Swoop Expands Network from Hamilton with New Non-stop Flights to Punta Cana and Fort Lauderdale

The ultra-not-expensive airline reaffirms commitment to Hamilton with new routes and more flights to sunny destinations

HAMILTON, ON, Sept. 7, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, expanded its winter sun-flying offering from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) with new non-stop service to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Punta Cana (PUJ). Swoop will begin its ultra-affordable flying to Fort Lauderdale on December 16, 2022, with one-way fares starting as low as $109 CAD, and to Punta Cana on January 11, 2023, with one-way fares starting as low as $199 CAD. 

Hamilton-based Regional Sales Lead, Meghan Miller, says: “As summer comes to an end, residents of southern Ontario are turning their attention towards winter travel planning with their sights set on a sunny getaway. We know that Hamiltonians value the convenience of their local airport, and so we’re thrilled to offer more choice of ultra-convenient and ultra-affordable flights to popular sun destinations for winter vacations.”

Swoop has increased frequencies on existing sun-flying routes from Hamilton, with more weekly flights to Cancun, Las Vegas, Orlando, and St. Pete-Clearwater. In addition, several summer routes to Atlantic Canada saw such strong performance that the leading ULCC has extended service to year-round. Swoop will continue to operate non-stop flights from Hamilton to Moncton, NB (YQM) and St. John’s, NL (YYT) through the winter.

“Hamilton is thrilled to have Swoop expand flight destinations and service from our city, which offers people from the entire region greater convenience and supports jobs, growth, and tourism in our community as well. We’re excited to see Swoop continue to grow out of Hamilton’s airport for years to come.” – Mayor Fred Eisenberger

“As recovery continues, we are thrilled that Swoop will be expanding its schedule from Hamilton International this winter, offering Canadians even more choice with new routes and increased frequencies to a number of popular destinations in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Whether you’re looking for a snowy getaway or a sunny escape, these ultra-not-expensive travel options provide fantastic opportunities for travellers in our region looking to visit loved ones or enjoy a long-awaited vacation for less.” – Cole Horncastle, Executive Managing Director, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

Full details of Swoop’s expanded winter schedule can be found below, with ultra-not-expensive flights to sun getaways starting at $99 one-way total price (CAD).

RoutePeak Weekly
Frequency
One-way total
price (CAD)
Base Fare
(CAD)
Taxes & Fees
(CAD)
Hamilton to Punta Cana1x weekly$199.00$90.68$108.32
Hamilton to Ft. Lauderdale 2x weekly $109.00$18.43$90.57
Hamilton to Las Vegas 4x weekly $119.00$29.35$89.65
Hamilton to St. Pete-Clearwater 3x weekly $139.00$48.40$90.60
Hamilton to Orlando 4x weekly $99.00$10.30$88.70
Hamilton to Cancun 3x weekly $239.00$142.27$96.73
Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta 1x weekly $199.00$90.68$108.32

About Swoop     

Swoop is on a mission to make travel more affordable and accessible for all Canadians. Established in 2018 as an independent subsidiary of the WestJet Group of Companies, Swoop is Canada’s ultra-not-expensive airline. Offering scheduled service to destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, Swoop’s unbundled fares put travellers in control of purchasing only the products and services they desire.  

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

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Lynx Air’s Inaugural Flight from Hamilton Takes Off

Canada’s new ultra-affordable airline is celebrating its arrival in Hamilton with a seat sale

HAMILTON, ON, June 29, 2022 /CNW/ – Lynx Air’s (Lynx) first flight from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (Hamilton International) took to the skies today, marking the commencement of twice-weekly return services to Calgary International Airport and twice-weekly return services to Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

On July 29, 2022, the Hamilton-Calgary services will increase to four times a week, taking the total number of flights in and out of Hamilton to 12 times per week, equating to 2,268 seats per week.  

L-R: Hamilton City Councillor Lloyd Ferguson, Vantage Airport Network Vice President and Head Cathie Puckering, Lynx Chief Commercial Officer Vijay Bathija, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport Executive Managing Director Cole Horncastle and Hamilton City Councillor Judi Partridge celebrate Lynx’s inaugural flight from Hamilton to Halifax. (CNW Group/Lynx Air)
L-R: Hamilton City Councillor Lloyd Ferguson, Vantage Airport Network Vice President and Head Cathie Puckering, Lynx Chief Commercial Officer Vijay Bathija, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport Executive Managing Director Cole Horncastle and Hamilton City Councillor Judi Partridge celebrate Lynx’s inaugural flight from Hamilton to Halifax. (CNW Group/Lynx Air)

To celebrate Lynx’s inaugural Hamilton flight, the airline has launched a limited-time seat sale, offering up to 50 per cent off all base fares to and from Hamilton. The sale starts on June 29, 2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on July 1, 2022. For complete sale details and to book an ultra-affordable fare, please visit FlyLynx.com.

“We are excited to be bringing greater choice and competition to the Greater Toronto Area with Lynx’s launch of services at Hamilton International Airport,” said Merren McArthur, CEO of Lynx Air. “Whether you are travelling to connect with friends and family, to visit Hamilton’s vibrant arts scene or to explore the trails, parks and waterfalls at beautiful Lake Ontario, Lynx will ensure a great flying experience at an ultra-affordable price.”

“The City of Hamilton is very pleased to welcome Lynx Air as a new provider at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, expanding the affordable flight options in our community while also boosting tourism and furthering our local recovery. We look forward to many years ahead of Lynx Air growing and allowing more people to enjoy the diverse landscapes and activities Hamilton has to offer,” says City of Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger.

“We are thrilled to officially welcome Lynx Air to Hamilton International Airport as it takes to the skies with its inaugural flights. This important milestone not only further positions Hamilton International as a growing gateway for affordable air travel, but also supports economic recovery for the tourism sector,” says Cole Horncastle, Executive Managing Director, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

Lynx’s full flight schedule includes:

Round Trip MarketService StartsWeekly Frequencies
Calgary, AB to Vancouver, BCApril 7, 202214x
Calgary, AB to Toronto, ONApril 11, 2022
12x
Vancouver, BC to Kelowna, BCApril 15, 20222x
Calgary, AB to Kelowna, BCApril 15, 20223x
Calgary, AB to Winnipeg, MBApril 19, 20224x
Vancouver, BC to Winnipeg, MBApril 19, 20222x
Vancouver, BC to Toronto, ONApril 28, 20227x
Toronto, ON to Winnipeg, MBMay 5, 20222x
Calgary, AB to Victoria, BCMay 12, 20223x
Toronto, ON to St. John’s, NLJune 28, 20222x
7x (from July 14)
Calgary, AB to Hamilton, ONJune 29, 20222x
4x (from July 29)
Hamilton, ON to Halifax, NSJune 29, 20222x
Toronto, ON to Halifax, NSJune 30, 20223x
5x (from July 30)
Edmonton, AB to Toronto, ONJuly 14, 20225x7x (from July 30)
Edmonton, AB to St John’s, NL**July 14, 20225x
Calgary, AB to Halifax, NS **July 14, 20225x
Calgary, AB to St John’s, NL**July 16, 20222x
Edmonton, AB to Halifax, NS**July 30, 20222x
Please note that dates are subject to change. Visit the website for full schedule details.
*Available for a limited time; fares are accurate at the time of release and include taxes and fees; fares vary by destination and date.
**Denotes a one-stop through flight via Toronto, single boarding pass, bags checked through to destination and no deplaning in Toronto.

Tickets are on sale now at FlyLynx.com

About Lynx Air 

Lynx Air (Lynx) is Canada’s leading ultra-affordable airline and is on a mission to make air travel accessible to all with ultra-affordable fares, a fleet of brand-new state-of-the-art Boeing 737 aircraft and a great flying experience. Lynx is a privately owned Canadian airline with the financial backing and industry expertise required to transform the Canadian aviation landscape. To learn more visit FlyLynx.com or connect with Lynx on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

Ultra-reliable and energy-efficient, Lynx Air’s fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft are serviced and operated by one of the most experienced teams in the business. The aircraft offers advanced aerodynamics and highly efficient engines, which result in significant fuel savings that cut the airline’s CO2 emissions by an estimated 14 per cent over even the most efficient single-aisle planes. These are vital improvements that decrease Lynx’s carbon footprint and help make it one of Canada’s greenest and most sustainable airlines. All Lynx aircraft meet the highest internationally certified safety standards and are certified by Transport Canada.

Swoop Restarts Popular Service Between Hamilton and Las Vegas

The ultra-not-expensive airline celebrates the return of non-stop flights to Vegas from Hamilton International Airport

HAMILTON, ON, June 23, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, re-started non-stop 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 this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. ET following a Vegas-themed gate-side celebration.

“As Canada’s ultra-not-expensive airline, we are thrilled be resuming our highly-demanded service between Hamilton and Las Vegas,” said Bert van der Stege, Head of Commercial and Finance, Swoop. “Today’s celebration reinforces our commitment to Canadian travellers and the Hamilton community, providing more convenient options for residents to enjoy weekend getaways and long-awaited vacations.”

The leading Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) has been busy this summer with a significant network expansion, connecting southwestern Ontario with top-tier American cities. This service restart will be a welcome addition to the 11 other destinations served from Hamilton.

“Canadians are excited to travel again this summer, and after two years of restrictions, we’ve seen record demand for getaways across the border,” continued van der Stege, “This restart reinforces the incredible growth trajectory we’re experiencing, as ultra-low fares continue to unlock new opportunities for Canadians to explore America’s largest cities.” 

“Today is an exciting day as we celebrate the highly anticipated return of service from Hamilton to Las Vegas with Swoop. Vegas has long been enjoyed as a one-stop-shop destination for world-class events, unrivaled entertainment, and unique experiences and with Swoop’s ultra-not-expensive fares, travellers are able to spend the savings on themselves and indulge in all that the “Fabulous” city has to offer,” says Cole Horncastle, Executive Managing Director of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. “We are thrilled that travellers can once again return to this popular destination and start their journey with comfort and ease from Hamilton International.”

“We’re delighted our partners at Swoop are resuming nonstop flights to Las Vegas from Hamilton International Airport,” said H. Fletch Brunelle, vice president of marketing and sales for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “International travel continues to be a key component of Las Vegas’ recovery, and we look forward to welcoming more flights from Canada, our top international market for visitation prior to the pandemic. From incredible entertainment and sports events to world-class dining and attractions, there are so many new, only-in-Vegas experiences awaiting our Canadian visitors.” 

With introductory fares from Hamilton to Las Vegas starting at just $119 CAD, Swoop is showing Canadians just how affordable experiencing top tourist destinations across the US can be this summer.   

Route Start Date Peak Weekly
Frequency 
One-way
total price
(CAD) 
Base Fare
(CAD) 
Taxes & Fees
(CAD) 
Hamilton to Las
Vegas
June 23,
2022 
2x weekly $139.00$48.40$90.60
Las Vegas to
Hamilton 
June 23,
2022 
2x weekly $119.00$91.45$27.55

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 June 28, 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. |

To learn more about Swoop and for flight schedules and bookings, please visit FlySwoop.com. For information on how Swoop is ensuring a safe and healthy travel experience visit FlySwoop.com/traveller-safety

About Swoop

Swoop is on a mission to make travel more affordable and accessible for all Canadians. Established in 2018 as an independent subsidiary of the WestJet Group of Companies, Swoop is Canada’s ultra-not-expensive airline. Offering scheduled service to destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, Swoop’s unbundled fares put travellers in control of purchasing only the products and services they desire. 

Swoop’s fleet of ten Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft will grow to 16 with the addition of six Boeing MAX-8 in 2022. At FlySwoop.com travellers can quickly and easily book flights, manage bookings, check-in, view boarding passes, track flights and access Wi-Fi service in-flight.