WestJet brings back the heat this Winter

Airline to return 17 sun and leisure routes suspended during pandemic to destinations across the Caribbean, Mexico and U.S.

CALGARY, AB, Aug. 8, 2022 /CNW/ – WestJet today celebrated the return of 17 sun routes to its network this winter. The returning routes which were suspended for more than two years, bring enhanced connectivity and vacation options for Canadians and communities across the airline’s network.

“The restart of these routes is another positive step in the restoration our network as we solidify WestJet as the reliable, friendly and affordable airline we are known to be,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer. “We recognize the past three winters have been disruptive to our guests travel plans and we look forward to reconnecting Canadians to some of the warmer destinations they have missed the most.”

The airline today also announced new six-times weekly regional service between Penticton, B.C., and Vancouver beginning on February 17, 2023 on WestJet Link along with the restart of domestic connectivity between Edmonton and Nanaimo, B.C.

Highlights from WestJet’s winter schedule release:

Sun and Leisure, Transborder and Transatlantic:

  • Restart of 17 sun and leisure routes suspended since 2019
  • 45 per cent increase to sun and leisure flights from winter 2021
  • 60 per cent increase in transborder flights from winter 2021
  • 25 per cent increase in transatlantic flights from winter 2021

WestJet’s investments in sun, transborder and leisure flying are growing across the country with:

  • A 50% increase in flights from Central/Eastern Canada from winter 2021
  • A 55% increase in flights from Western Canada from winter 2021

Network-wide:

  • 65 per cent increase in flights to/from Winnipeg (YWG) from winter 2021
  • 50 per cent increase in flights to/from Edmonton (YEG) from winter 2021
  • 35 per cent increase in flights to/from Vancouver (YVR) from winter 2021
  • 30 per cent increase in flights to/from Calgary (YYC) from winter 2021
  • 10 per cent increase in flights to/from Toronto (YYZ) from winter 2021

Domestic:

  • New domestic connection between Vancouver and Penticton, B.C., on WestJet Link
  • Restart of Edmonton-Nanaimo route suspended since 2019
  • 25 per cent overall increase in flights network-wide domestically from winter 2021

Transborder Restarts:

RouteRestart DatePeak FrequencyOperated By
Kelowna – PhoenixNovember 16, 20221x WeeklyWestJet
Saskatoon – Las VegasNovember 10, 20222x WeeklyWestJet
Saskatoon – Orlando*December 16, 20221x WeeklyWestJet
Regina – Las VegasNovember 10, 20222x WeeklyWestJet
Regina – OrlandoDecember 16, 20221x WeeklyWestJet
Vancouver – OrlandoNovember 12, 20221x WeeklyWestJet
Winnipeg – PhoenixOctober 31, 20222x WeeklyWestJet
St. John’s – Tampa BayMarch 19, 20231x WeeklyWestJet
*Operated on very limited basis in 2021

Carribean, Mexico, Central American Restarts:

RouteRestart DatePeak FrequencyOperated By
Calgary – Belize CityNovember 18, 20221x WeeklyWestJet
Calgary – NassauNovember 26, 20221x weeklyWestJet
Calgary – VaraderoNovember 5, 20221x WeeklyWestJet
Comox – Puerto VallartaNovember 5, 20221x WeeklyWestJet
Ottawa – Montego BayNovember 12, 20222x WeeklyWestJet
Regina – Cancun*November 13, 20222x WeeklyWestJet
Toronto – Cayo CocoNovember 5, 20221x WeeklyWestJet
Toronto – SamanaDecember 17, 20221x WeeklyWestJet
Winnipeg – Montego BayDecember 17, 20221x WeeklyWestJet
*Operated on very limited basis in 2021

Domestic Routes:

RouteStart DateFrequencyOperated by
Vancouver – Penticton*February 17, 20236x WeeklyWestJet Link
Edmonton – NanaimoOctober 30, 20223x WeeklyWestJet Encore
*new route

About WestJet  

In 26 years of serving Canadians, WestJet has cut airfares in half and increased the flying population in Canada to more than 50 per cent. WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, growing over the years to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 100 destinations in 23 countries, pre-pandemic. 

Since the start of the pandemic the WestJet Group of Companies has built a layered framework of safety measures to ensure Canadians can continue to travel safely and responsibly through the airline’s Safety Above All hygiene program. During this time, WestJet has maintained its status as one of the top-10 on-time airlines in North America as named by Cirium. 

For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.  

Canada Jetlines Change Launch Date

TORONTO, ON, AUGUST 4, 2022 – Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd. (NEO: CJET) (“Canada Jetlines”) the new, all-Canadian, leisure airline, has announced a change to the date of inaugural flights out of Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Winnipeg (YWG) and Moncton, New Brunswick (YQM).

The inaugural flights originally scheduled for August 15, 2022, have been tentatively rescheduled for August 29, 2022, subject to receipt of final licensing approval. Canada Jetlines is working closely with Transport Canada (“TC”) and Canadian Transportation Association, who are currently evaluating all completed documentation required for this application. The carrier looks forward to welcoming Canadian travellers before the end of the summer season.

“We’ve made the difficult decision to change our launch date as we continue to work with the regulatory authorities in Canada to secure our AOC,” shared Eddy Doyle, CEO of Canada Jetlines. “We greatly appreciate the effort and diligence that TC goes through to approve new airlines and remain optimistic throughout the process. We will continue to build strategic partnerships with destinations, travel agencies, and airports as we build out our five-year strategy.”

Canada Jetlines will be offering launch special fares available for a limited time for flights out of its travel hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to domestic destinations Moncton, NB (YQM) and Winnipeg, MB (YWG). To book ticket reservations or vacation packages, visit Jetlines.com and plan with your preferred travel agent. Follow Canada Jetlines on all social media platforms and follow #CanadaJetlines for the latest news and updates.

Tickets are being sold pursuant to an exemption from the application of section 59 of the Canada Transportation Act. This exemption allows Canada Jetlines to sell tickets for air travel prior to issuance of its license. Canada Jetlines air service is subject to the Canadian Transportation Agency’s approval, and all prospective passengers will be informed, before a reservation is made or a ticket is issued, that the air service is subject to the Canadian Transportation Agency’s approval.

Canada Jetlines Announces Inaugural Flight from Toronto Pearson to Winnipeg Manitoba

TORONTO, ON, JULY 22, 2022 – Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd. (NEO: CJET) (“Canada Jetlines”) the new, all-Canadian, leisure airline, has announced its inaugural flight out of Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Winnipeg (YWG) scheduled for August 15, 2022, as one of the carrier’s first routes.

Debuting a brand new slogan of “Winnipeg: Made from what’s real,” Winnipeg offers a vibrant metropolitan experience, boasting a diverse, multi-cultural scene, including more than 100 residing cultures and nationalities. With the bustling and corporate driven Exchange District in downtown, Winnipeg also makes for an affordable and convenient option for business travel.

“The entire team at Canada Jetlines is excited to offer passengers a convenient route from Toronto to the beautiful city of Winnipeg starting on our inaugural day of August 15th,” stated Eddy Doyle, CEO of Canada Jetlines. “We are thankful to the regional community and airport for their welcoming support. We greatly look forward to our first flight to Winnipeg and intend to offer more travel options to the residents of Manitoba soon.”

“We’re thrilled to have Canada Jetlines as our newest airline partner at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport and are excited to be part of its inaugural flight,” said Nick Hays, President, and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. “There’s a strong demand for travel right now, as indicated by the increasing numbers of passengers we’ve welcomed at YWG over the past few months. We look forward to working with Canada Jetlines to provide more options for our community and help stimulate the local tourism industry’s economic recovery.”

The carrier will be offering launch special fares available for a limited time for flights out of its travel hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to domestic destinations Moncton, NB (YQM) and Winnipeg, MB (YWG). To book ticket reservations or vacation packages, visit Jetlines.com  and sign up for email updates for ticket discounts and news on upcoming destinations. Follow Canada Jetlines on all social media platforms and follow #CanadaJetlines for the latest.

Tickets are being sold pursuant to an exemption from the application of section 59 of the Canada Transportation Act. This exemption allows Canada Jetlines to sell tickets for air travel prior to issuance of its license. Canada Jetlines air service is subject to the Canadian Transportation Agency’s approval, and all prospective passengers will be informed, before a reservation is made or a ticket is issued, that the air service is subject to the Canadian Transportation Agency’s approval.

Canada Jetlines Now Accepting Ticket Bookings for Summer Departures

TORONTO, ON, JULY 19, 2022 – Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd. (NEO: CJET) (“Canada Jetlines”) the new, all-Canadian, leisure airline, announced today the launch of airline ticket reservations for departures from its initial flight on August 15, 2022, onwards through travel agents and on http://www.jetlines.com. The carrier will be offering launch special fares available for a limited time for flights out of its travel hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), to domestic destinations Moncton, NB (YQM) and Winnipeg, MB (YWG).

“The entire team at Canada Jetlines is excited to finally accept ticket bookings. We’ve worked incredibly hard to reach this milestone and begin welcoming travellers,” shared Duncan Bureau, Chief Commercial Officer of Canada Jetlines. “We aim to deliver a new leisure airline and travel experience, which will provide exceptional value and incredible service levels – something we believe Canadian travelers are in desperate need of.”

“Canada Jetlines is fully staffed and ready to fly subject to final government approval which is expected well before August 15th. As a start-up during the pandemic, we emphasize preparation and collaboration and are currently staffed to welcome guests to travel with us,” said Eddy Doyle, CEO of Canada Jetlines. “Our team is particularly appreciative of the ongoing support from the various government agencies who have been incredible to work with throughout our journey.”

To learn more about limited time specials for travellers visit Jetlines.com and sign up for email updates for ticket discounts and news on upcoming destinations. Follow Canada Jetlines on all social media platforms and keep up with #CanadaJetlines for the latest news.

Tickets are being sold pursuant to an exemption from the application of section 59 of the Canada Transportation Act. This exemption allows Canada Jetlines to sell tickets for air travel prior to issuance of its license. Canada Jetlines air service is subject to the Canadian Transportation Agency’s approval, and all prospective passengers will be informed, before a reservation is made or a ticket is issued, that the air service is subject to the Canadian Transportation Agency’s approval.

About Canada Jetlines 

Canada Jetlines is a well-capitalized leisure focused air carrier, utilizing a growing fleet of Airbus 320 aircraft launching in the summer of 2022, subject to Transport Canada approval. The air carrier was created to provide Canadians with value vacation choices and convenient travel options to fly to fantastic leisure destinations within Canada, the U.S.A., Cuba, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua, Bahamas, and other Caribbean nations. Canada Jetlines will provide exciting vacation packages to iconic Canadian destinations and beyond via strong partnerships with airports, CVB’s, tourism entities, hotels, hospitality brands, and attractions. With a projected growth of 15 aircrafts by 2025, Canada Jetlines aims to offer the best-in-class operating economics, customer comfort and fly-by-wire technology, providing an elevated guest centric experience from the first touchpoint. The efficient aircraft design merged with the experience of the all-Canadian management team, allows for accessible flight options without sacrificing quality or convenience. The carrier will use a state-of-the-art web booking platform, making the turnkey solution available to consumers, travel agents, and tour operators, with the capability of generating revenue on reservations and ancillary sales with the aim to provide more revenue opportunities to current and future agent partners and all the work that they do. We look forward to working with you to create memorable travel experiences for consumers. To learn more, please visit www.jetlines.com and follow on all social media platforms for news and updates.   

Air Canada’s Summer 2022 Schedule Adjustments

2 July 2022 – Air Canada 🔗

This week, Air Canada announced changes to its summer schedule to support unprecedented and unforeseen strains on our organization. International flights are unaffected, with a few timing changes to reduce flying at peak times. Flights adjusted are to and from our Toronto and Montreal hubs. These will be mostly frequency reductions, affecting primarily evening and late-night flights by smaller aircraft, on transborder and domestic routes. Four routes will be temporarily suspended.

Temporary Route Suspensions:

Montreal – Kelowna
Montreal – Baltimore
Montreal – Pittsburgh
Toronto – Fort McMurray

Frequency Reductions

Toronto – Deer Lake: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 1 flight daily
Toronto – Saint John: reduce 2 frequencies, now operating 1 flight daily
Toronto – Charlottetown: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Toronto – Quebec City: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Toronto – North Bay: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 1 flight daily
Toronto – Timmins: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Toronto – Sudbury: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Toronto – London, ON: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Toronto – Windsor: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Toronto – Winnipeg: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 5 flights daily
Toronto – Edmonton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 7 flights daily
Toronto – Calgary: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 11 flights daily
Toronto – Vancouver: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 14 flights daily
Toronto – Boston: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 6 flights daily
Toronto – LaGuardia: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 9 flights daily
Toronto – Newark: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 6 flights daily
Toronto – Baltimore: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Toronto – Philadelphia: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Toronto – Washington (DCA): reduce 1 frequency in August, will operate 2 flights daily (3 flights remain for July)
Toronto – Miami: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 1 flight daily
Toronto – San Francisco: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Montreal – Moncton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Montreal – Fredericton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Montreal – Saint John: reduce 1 frequency, now operating total 1flights
Montreal – Halifax: reduce 1 frequency in August, will operate total 3 flights daily (4 flights remain through August 3)
Montreal – Ottawa: reduce 2 frequencies, now operating 6 flights daily
Montreal – Quebec: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Montreal – Toronto (Island): no weekend operations and Friday reduced to 3 flights daily
Montreal – Edmonton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Montreal – Calgary: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Montreal – Boston: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Montreal – LaGuardia: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Montreal – Newark: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Montreal – Fort Lauderdale: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Ottawa – Toronto (Island): no weekend operations

Route Retimes:

Montreal – Los Angeles
Montreal – Las Vegas
Montreal – Punta Cana
Montreal – Fort Lauderdale
Montreal – Winnipeg
Montreal – Edmonton
Toronto – Manchester
Toronto – Edinburgh
Toronto – Copenhagen
Vancouver – Portland
Vancouver – Regina
Vancouver – Cranbrook

Swoop’s Atlantic Presence Grows with Inaugural Flight from Halifax to Ottawa

The ultra-not-expensive airline introduces new non-stop services to Canada’s Capital

HALIFAX, NS, June 19, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, launched 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.

“As Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, we are thrilled to be adding more connectivity for residents of Halifax as part of our summer network expansion,” said Shane Workman, Head of Flight Operations, Swoop. “The remarkable growth the Canadian tourism sector has experienced relies on convenient and affordable air service, and we’re proud to be supporting the Halifax community with more ultra-not-expensive fares.”

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 new non-stop service to Halifax offers another option as Ottawa-Gatineau vacationers look to explore Canada’s beautiful east coast this summer,” said Mark Laroche, Ottawa International Airport Authority President and CEO. “We are delighted that YOW continues to factor in Swoop’s growth plans and look forward to welcoming their passengers to our beautiful region.”

“Swoop continues to be an important airline partner at Halifax Stanfield, further strengthened by the launch of their new non-stop Halifax-Ottawa route,” said Joyce Carter, President & CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority. “Air service is critical in supporting the recovery of the tourism industry and the economy. Swoop launched their very first route at Halifax Stanfield in 2018 and on behalf of the airport and Halifax community, we congratulate them on their four-year anniversary and look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come.”

With introductory fares from Halifax to Ottawa starting at just $59 CAD†, Swoop is showing Canadians just how affordable travelling across the country can be this summer. 

Route Peak Weekly
Frequency       
One-way total
price (CAD)      
Base Fare
(CAD)         
Taxes & Fees
(CAD)               
Halifax to OttawaDaily$69.00$13.93$55.07
Halifax to Edmonton   5x weekly$129.00$66.10$62.90
Halifax to TorontoDaily$59.00$5.23$53.77
Halifax to HamiltonDaily$59.00$5.23$53.77
Halifax to Winnipeg4x weekly$129.00$66.10$62.90

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 23, 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.

Swoop grows presence in Saskatchewan, with new non-stop service to Regina

Canada’s leading ultra-low-fare airline expands in Saskatchewan, connecting Regina to Edmonton and Winnipeg

REGINA, SK, June 16, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, arrived at Regina International Airport (YQR) for the first time. Swoop flight WO582 from Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and received a warm welcome upon landing at 8:00 a.m. local time before departing for Winnipeg.

“We are thrilled to continue our summer network expansion here in Regina with two important inaugural flights,” said Bert van der Stege, Head of Commercial and Finance at Swoop. “Today’s celebration reinforces Swoop’s commitment to enabling Canadians to travel more, and we’re proud to offer residents of Regina access to ultra-convenient and ultra-affordable flights to both Winnipeg and Edmonton.”

The leading ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) is solidifying its presence in the province with new service to Saskatoon starting earlier this week. Later this month, Swoop will add more non-stop service from both Saskatchewan cities to Toronto.

“We are thrilled to see Swoop Airlines expanding to Regina,” said Mayor Sandra Masters. “Having the addition of Swoop’s affordable air service is vital to the economic recovery and growth of tourism and hospitality in our city.”

“We are excited to welcome Swoop to YQR with Ultra Low-Cost air service to three major Canadian cities, Toronto, Edmonton and Winnipeg. All of Southern Saskatchewan will benefit from this additional air service capacity, which provides significant benefit to the local economy.” – James Bogusz, President and CEO, Regina Airport Authority

With introductory fares from Edmonton to Regina starting at just $49 CAD, Swoop is showing Canadians just how affordable travelling across the country can be this summer.  

Route  Start Date  Peak Weekly Frequency  One-way total price (CAD)  Base Fare (CAD)  Taxes & Fees (CAD)  
Regina to EdmontonJune 16,20222x weekly$69$34.64$30.41
Regina to WinnipegJune 16,20222x weekly$49$15.59$29.45
Regina to TorontoJune 22,20222x weekly$59$25.12$29.93
Edmonton to ReginaJune 16,20222x weekly$69$19.64$45.41
Winnipeg to ReginaJune 16,20222x weekly$69$16.64$48.41
Toronto to ReginaJune 22,20222x weekly$49$2.29$42.76

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.  

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

The ultra-not-expensive airline adds non-stop service from Saskatoon to Edmonton and Winnipeg

SASKATOON, SK, June 14, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, celebrated its first flights in Saskatoon with the start of non-stop service to Edmonton and Winnipeg.  Swoop flight WO584 from Edmonton landed at Saskatoon International Airport at 9:00 a.m. local time, inaugurating the airline’s presence in the province.   

“As Canada’s ultra-not-expensive airline, we are excited to be here in Saskatoon to continue our summer network expansion in Western Canada,” said Bob Cummings, President of Swoop. “We’re proud to be introducing ultra-convenient and ultra-affordable air travel options to residents of Saskatoon, enabling more Canadians to reconnect with friends and family this summer.”

Today’s two inaugural flights mark the start of the airline’s investment in the province. Later this week, Swoop will launch non-stop service connecting Regina with both Edmonton and Winnipeg. Later this summer, Swoop will introduce non-stop flights to Toronto from both Saskatoon and Regina.

“We welcome the addition of Swoop’s new routes at this crucial time of economic recovery and rebuilding. These affordable flights will offer more options for people to travel in and out of our city and region.” – Charlie Clark, Mayor of Saskatoon

“Skyxe is thrilled to welcome Swoop to our city and our community,” said Stephen Maybury, President and CEO of Skyxe Saskatoon Airport. As we continue to recover from the pandemic, Swoop’s low-cost service will help to stimulate our community’s economy and provide affordable pricing options for Canadian travellers.”

 With introductory fares from Edmonton to Saskatoon starting at just $69 CAD, Swoop is showing Canadians just how affordable travelling across the country can be this summer.   

Route  Start Date  Peak Weekly Frequency  One-way total price (CAD)  Base Fare (CAD)  Taxes & Fees (CAD)  
Saskatoon to EdmontonJune 14, 20222x weekly$59$22.12$32.93
Saskatoon to WinnipegJune 14, 20222x weekly$59$22.12$32.93
Saskatoon to TorontoJune 22, 20222x weekly$69$31.64$33.41
Edmonton to SaskatoonJune 14, 20222x weekly $69$19.64$32.93
Winnipeg to SaskatoonJune 14, 20222x weekly $59$7.12$32.93
Toronto to SaskatoonJune 22, 20222x weekly $69$19.99$33.41

Travel Period : Sept. 1 2022 – Oct. 15, 2022 | Seasonal start and end dates apply and are indicated in the booking flow. | Fares are valid until June 21, 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.  

Museum Celebrates New Flight Path with Grand Opening Ceremony, May 19 at 10:00 AM

(WINNIPEG, MB – May 19, 2022) – With an eye to the future, the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada (RAMWC) is cleared for takeoff.

After three years of planning and construction, the new museum is slated to open its doors to the public on May 21, 2022.
 
Many of the aircraft and artefacts displayed in the state-of-the-art 86,000 square-foot building will be familiar, but there are also some exciting new differences.
 
A focus on storytelling, the contributions of Indigenous peoples to Canadian aviation history, and a commitment to Truth and Reconciliation are front and centre.
 
“The aircraft on display in our museum represent the rich history of Canadian aviation and the wealth of stories that accompanies it,” explains President and CEO Terry Slobodian. “We’re excited to be able to tell those stories in the new Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada.
 
Visitors will discover an immersive and engaging experience as they journey throughout the meticulously curated exhibits, including stunning videos produced by Centric Productions and Foundation Films throughout the museum. Visitors will also notice a dynamic soundscape throughout the museum, courtesy of PSB Integration.
 
In addition to the stunning exhibit space, the museum includes a Galaxy Exploration Zone play area for children, an observation lounge overlooking the airport runways, meeting spaces, a new boutique giftshop, and more.
 
Of course, none of this would have been possible without generous public and private sector support including $10M each from the Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba and more than $22.5M from private and corporate donors.
 
“On behalf of all Manitobans, I want to congratulate RAMWC’s team and board, and their donors and dedicated volunteers as they ‘take off’ on this new chapter in their new state-of-the-art facility that is sure to be a must-see tourist destination for generations to come,” says Premier Heather Stefanson. “With enhanced exhibits and visitor experiences, the RAMWC will continue to be a place to gather and celebrate, learn and reflect, and I look forward to seeing the unique ways RAMWC will share the diverse stories of Canadian aviation to Manitobans and visitors from around the world.”
 
“We’re so thankful for the generous support we’ve received from our federal, provincial and municipal governments,” notes Slobodian. “We would not be able to fulfill our mission to educate, inspire, and entertain without their contributions, and those of our community.” 
 
To celebrate this exciting new addition to Winnipeg’s impressive collection of museums, RAMWC will be hosting a private grand opening ceremony on May 19 for those who have helped make this dream a reality. The scheduled program includes opening remarks from Her Honour The Honourable Janice C. Filmon. Also slated to appear are Premier Heather Stefanson, Mayor Brian Bowman, and others.
 
The event will also include an Indigenous blessing from Elder Carl Stone and Dr. Niigaan Sinclair and entertainment from the Royal Canadian Air Force Band.
 
The museum opens to the public on May 21, 2022. Hours will be 10 AM to 5 PM daily. Annual passes and single-entry tickets are now available at royalaviationmuseum.com.
 
WHEN
Ceremony to take place Thursday, May 19, beginning at 10:00 am.
 
WHERE
The celebration will take place in the museum’s new home: 2088 Wellington Avenue at the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport.
 
About the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada (RAMWC) was established in 1974 by a small group of visionaries committed to preserving Canada’s distinct aviation heritage. Today, with nearly 100 historic aircraft and more than 70,000 artefacts and archival records, the museum remains one of Canada’s largest and most complete aviation heritage collections. Through remarkable storytelling and engaging exhibits that enable visitors and students to discover the science behind flight, this collection is sure to inspire future generations of aviators and inventors. RAMWC is located on the campus of the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport and will be a premier attraction for the city of Winnipeg.