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Air Transat announces the new features of its winter 2019-2020 flight program

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The carrier will add New Orleans, Louisiana, to its list of destinations and will serve Madrid and Malaga, Spain, year round

MONTREAL, June 6, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Transat today announced the new features of its flight program for winter 2019–2020, effective November 1, and is continuing to develop its service to the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, Florida and Louisiana, offering over 30 Sun destinations as well as several European regions. In addition, the carrier will add new Airbus A321neoLR aircraft to its operations this winter.

“Bringing our Airbus A321neoLRs into our fleet in winter 2019–2020 will give us greater flexibility, which will help us reinforce our leadership in Quebec, strengthen our presence in Ontario and return in force in the Canadian West,” says Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer, Transat. “We will therefore be adding new destinations out of Vancouver, including Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica,” she adds.

Even more new routes and destinations 
This winter, the airline will introduce new destinations and routes out of several regions of the country. Air Transat will now be the only airline to offer a direct flight from Montreal to New Orleans, Louisiana, with two direct flights per week beginning in November.

In the West, Air Transat will refocus a significant portion of its operations on Vancouver, becoming the only carrier to serve Fort Lauderdale, Florida (two direct flights a week). In addition, the airline will offer new flights to San José and Liberia, Costa Rica (two flights a week), and reintroduce a direct flight to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

In Ontario, the carrier will increase its presence, including a new direct flight to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, from London. A new direct flight to Santa Clara, Cuba, from Hamilton will also be added, as well as an additional direct flight to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, for a total of two direct flights a week.

More flights to Florida and sustained frequency to the Dominican Republic and Mexico
Air Transat will be investing in Florida, with a focus on Fort Lauderdale. Daily direct flights will now be offered from Montreal during peak season as well as an increased frequency from Quebec City (five direct flights a week).

Air Transat will enhance its program with an additional direct flight to Puerto Plata out of Montreal (five direct flights weekly). Punta Cana will also benefit from an additional direct flight out of Hamilton (two direct flights a week), in addition to existing daily direct flights out of Montreal and Toronto.

To Mexico, Air Transat will be offering an additional direct flight to Puerto Vallarta out of Calgary, for a total of four direct flights a week, in addition to its daily direct flights to Cancun/Riviera Maya from Montreal and Toronto.

Winter in Europe
Beginning in winter 2019–2020, Air Transat will fly year-round to Madrid and Malaga, Spain, out of Montreal (two direct flights a week, respectively) as well as out of Toronto and Vancouver through connecting flights in addition to its daily direct flight from Montreal to Paris, France.

Out of Toronto, the airline will offer its two weekly direct flights to Glasgow and Manchester, United Kingdom, year-round and will extend the flight season until mid-January for Barcelona, Spain (two flights a week), and Rome, Italy (two direct flights a week), in addition to offering daily flights to London, United Kingdom.

Domestic and connecting flights for more options
Air Transat’s domestic flights program, which connects several of Canada’s major cities, will offer a wider choice of transatlantic destinations through connecting flights and will also give Canadians a chance to discover their own vast country. The carrier will continue its daily flights between Montreal and Toronto, in addition to its seven direct flights a week between Vancouver and Toronto and its three weekly direct flights between Montreal and Vancouver.

Swoop carries its one-millionth traveller

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Less than a year since its first flight, the airline marks a milestone record

CALGARY, May 31, 2019 /CNW/ – Swoop celebrated its one-millionth traveller on a flight from Edmonton to Hamilton earlier this week. William and Emily Burchat were surprised to be selected as the lucky recipients of a round-trip for two on Swoop and a commemorative, Swoop branded, model aircraft. The pair were travelling to Hamilton with their twin infant daughters who were meeting their grandparents for the first time.

“It was an awesome experience. They were all super helpful, every single one of them,” said William of his first Swoop flight. “Their prices are cheap, but the quality isn’t. We save as much money as we can to give them (the twins) a better future. Every penny counts with them.”

“Both of us and the girls flew here for half the price it would have cost,” said Emily about why they chose Swoop. “We wouldn’t have been able to actually make the trip. It’s hard to travel as a family.”

A small Swoop team was on hand in Edmonton to kick-off the festivities, which included celebratory décor and refreshments at the gate. Travellers were encouraged to record their favourite travel stories at the Swoop Stories Video Booth to be shared on the Swoop social channels. Every traveller received an exclusive Swoop luggage tag, promo code and the hugely popular, Swoop piggy bank.

Swoop President Steven Greenway was waiting in Hamilton to surprise the millionth traveller.

Check out the action here!

“We suspected the millionth traveller would be flying this week, so we decided to have some fun and share the experience with an entire flight,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. “After all, every traveller is equally as valued and we were eager to show our appreciation in a unique way.”

“The best compliments we receive are affirmations from word-of-mouth referrals,” said Karen McIsaac, Sr. Advisor of Communications for Swoop. “Of those who try us, more than 94 per cent say they would fly with Swoop again. † This kind of awareness and endorsement has been our biggest ally in bringing more affordable air travel to everyone.”

Based on a 2019 Swoop survey of 23,830 participants.

“Swoop’s success at EIA shows they are meeting the needs of the travelling public,” said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport. “Their growing list of Canadian and US routes include some of the most sought-after destinations for residents of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.”

“Reaching one million passengers is a monumental achievement for Swoop and affirms that Canadians are embracing low-cost travel,” said Cathie Puckering, President & CEO, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. “This accomplishment is particularly impressive considering the airline has only been operating for 11 months. We are so thrilled to be Swoop’s base in Eastern Canada and look forward to welcoming even more Swoop passengers to our airport in the coming years.”

Swoop is a month shy of reaching one full-year of operation, having begun flights on June 20, 2018 with an initial fleet of three aircraft and a network of five Canadian cities. Since then, the airline has quickly expanded service to include 16 destinations across four countries. The Edmonton base has seen an exponential increase in weekly flights and now employs 104 Swoopsters. Hamilton has almost quadrupled its weekly flights since launch and currently employs 166 Swoopsters.

Swoop’s highly anticipated winter schedule is expected to be released in the coming weeks, which is welcome news for travellers who are looking to book their holiday travel early.

To learn more about Swoop’s destinations, schedule and ultra-low-cost model visit FlySwoop.com  or connect with Swoop on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Norwegian Inaugurates Hamilton to Dublin Route this Weekend

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First transatlantic route from Hamilton to be operated by 737-800 to Ireland

NEW YORK CITY (March 29, 2019) – Norwegian, the World’s Best Low-Cost Long-Haul Airline, will launch its inaugural flight from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport to Dublin this Sunday, March 31. The airline’s first-ever transatlantic route from Canada will be summer seasonal, with flights operating four times weekly on a Boeing 737-800.

Boeing 737-800

The aircraft replaces the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft originally scheduled to operate this new route. Fares to Dublin start as low as C$209 one-way including tax and are available to book on Norwegian.com/en-ca. The lowest fares can always be found on Norwegian’s low fare calendar.

Passengers on Norwegian’s flights are eligible to join Norwegian Reward, the airline’s award-winning loyalty program to earn CashPoints every time they fly, book a hotel or rent a car. Starting 2019, free WiFi will be available on transcontinental flights, another reason to fly the most-awarded low-cost airline, Norwegian.

Norwegian updates passengers on Hamilton-Dublin route following 737 MAX suspension

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – Posted by Travelweek Group

NEW YORK CITY — Norwegian’s new service from Dublin to John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport will operate as normal, despite the suspension of Boeing 737 MAX operations by European aviation authorities.

The airline provided an update to customers flying on the new route from March 31.

Since the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, the airline has re-routed customers and offered the chance to rebook or receive a full refund free of charge if they no longer wish to travel. It is also combining flights and reallocating aircraft within its own network to keep cancellations to a minimum and minimize inconvenience for its customers.

On March 13, Norwegian announced it would temporarily deploy a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to operate daily flights between Dublin Airport and New York (Stewart). These flights will continue to operate under a temporary schedule, but as from March 31 Norwegian will temporarily operate additional services from Dublin Airport using a Boeing 737-800 to cover other affected routes, including the launch of the new Canadian service.

Here are additional details for Dublin-Hamilton customers:

  • Norwegian’s brand-new service from Dublin to Hamilton will operate as normal using a Boeing 737-800 from March 31
  • Customers booked on flights D8 1840 from Dublin to Hamilton, and D8 1841 from Hamilton to Dublin will be able to travel on the airline’s newest route for the start of the summer season
  • The ETOPS-certified 737-800 will operate the Hamilton to Hamilton route, 4x per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The aircraft will also be used on flights between Dublin and Providence on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Norwegian continues to temporarily withhold further sales of all routes operated by the 737 MAX in light of the suspended operations of the aircraft. The airline will provide further updates to customers booked to travel on affected routes beyond April 10.

Swoop surprises family with Las Vegas reunion on Family Day

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#OnlyOnSwoop campaign highlights the importance of connecting through affordable travel

CALGARY, Feb. 19, 2019 /CNW/ – Today Swoop released its family focused #OnlyOnSwoop video and kicked off its associated campaign. The two-minute video features the 21-member Kryk family enjoying a surprise reunion vacation arranged by Swoop, in partnership with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

The action follows the Kryk family, who have not all been together since 2010, to many of the top attractions in Las Vegas, while capturing the heart-warming reunion of Hamilton parents, Patricia and Lewis with their extended family.

#OnlyOnSwoop Las Vegas Family Reunion
#OnlyOnSwoop Las Vegas Family Reunion

The campaign demonstrates Swoops values of connecting Canadian travellers through more affordable airfares. Swoop aims to bring families and loved ones together, by enabling them to not only travel, but to travel more often.

“I hear from so many Canadians who could not previously afford to visit their loved ones more than once a year, if at all,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. “Swoop is changing that. We’re removing the price barrier, redefining face-time and fostering the human need for connection. We are incredibly proud of this reunion, and the way it brings our values to the foreground.”

“Las Vegas is a destination that can fit any budget and we’re delighted to partner with Swoop to show that getting here is easy and affordable,” said Cathy Tull, chief marketing officer for the LVCVA. “This video helps demonstrate the wide variety of experiences that only Las Vegas can offer and how these shared adventures can create memories that will last a lifetime.”

“Our amazing Las Vegas family reunion was a magical whirlwind of love, laughter and pure joy,” said Julie Kryk, a member of the reunited family. “With the assistance and generosity of Swoop, my family was so lucky to have received this dream trip of a lifetime. We will always cherish the wonderful memories that were made along this incredible, joyous journey!”

The video shows the Kryk family wandering the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas, exploring the beautiful desert landscape through Pink Jeep Tours, feeling like a kid at the Circus Circus Adventuredome, witnessing the high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery of Mystére by Cirque du Soleil and feasting at the indulgent Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace.

The #OnlyOnSwoop campaign combines a seat sale and social media campaign where entrants are given a chance to win round trip tickets for up to 6 people, anywhere Swoop flies.

Details of Swoop’s Family Sale:

Service Between Airtransportationcharges basefare from  Taxes, fees and   
charges  
Number ofseats availableat sale price Total one-way  
price from  
Edmonton and Orlando $56.06$92.9425$149 †CAD
Hamilton and Orlando$11.54$87.46100$99 †CAD
Kelowna and Winnipeg$43.59$25.41100$69 †CAD
Winnipeg and Kelowna$33.59$35.41100$69 †CAD
Hamilton and Abbotsford$55.49$43.51200$99 †CAD
Abbotsford and Hamilton$87.17$11.83200$99 †CAD
Hamilton and Montego Bay$27.63$111.3750$139 †CAD
Montego Bay and Hamilton$42.80$96.2050$139 †CAD
Edmonton and London, ON$38.11$40.89200$79 †CAD
London, ON and Edmonton $55.79$23.21200$79 †CAD
†Book by February 21, 2019 (11:59 p.m. MDT) for travel between April 29, 2019 and June 24, 2019. 1350 total seats available. Some blackout dates and restrictions apply. For more details, please visit FlySwoop.com/deals. 

Details of Swoop’s Las Vegas service:

Service BetweenWeekly FrequencyTotal One-Way PriceFrom*
Hamilton and Las Vegas4x per week$179 CAD
Edmonton and Las VegasDaily$139 CAD
Abbotsford and Las Vegas3x per week until May 24, 20192x per week from May 25, 2019$139 CAD
*Every day low fares. Lower promotional fares may be available during select travel periods.

To learn more about Swoop’s destinations, schedule and ultra-low-cost model or to enter the contest visit FlySwoop.com or connect with Swoop on FacebookTwitterInstagram.

Swoop releases its full summer schedule adding seven new markets

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Airline increases weekly flights by 40% and adds its seventh aircraft to the fleet 

CALGARY, Jan. 22, 2019 /CNW/ – Today Swoop released its full summer schedule with non-stop flights available for booking from April 28, 2019through October 26, 2019. Along with three new destinations of London ON, Kelowna BC and Oakland CA, the schedule boasts five new domestic markets, two new transborder markets and an extension of two international routes.

The new domestic markets include service between London and Halifax six times per week and daily service from London to/from Abbotsford and Edmonton. Service between Kelowna and Winnipeg will be offered three times a week. The schedule also sees the return of the seasonal route between Abbotsford and Winnipeg four times per week.

Edmonton will enjoy increased transborder capacity with thrice-weekly flights to/from Oakland and a weekly flight to/from Orlando.

Internationally, Swoop will continue its Hamilton service to Montego Bayand Cancun, with a weekly return flight throughout the summer.

Amongst the routes that will end for the summer are Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta and Tampa Bay, and Abbotsford to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán. Edmonton to Mesa will take a short hiatus and suspend service at the end of May before resuming October 5, 2019.

“The summer 2019 schedule focuses on realizing economies of scale,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. “We have created a schedule that leverages our existing network while expanding to a limited number of strategic destinations. Our travellers having been eager for the summer schedule, and we are delighted to have now released the full details.” 

Details of Swoop’s summer schedule:

Domestic MarketsWeeklyFrequencyService OfferedTotal One-WayPrice From
Edmonton and Hamilton14xDaily $139 CAD
Edmonton and Abbotsford16xDaily   $59 CAD
Hamilton and Halifax13xDaily $139 CAD
Hamilton and Winnipeg6xDaily except Saturday   $89 CAD
Hamilton and Abbotsford12xDaily $159 CAD
Edmonton and Winnipeg6xDaily except Saturday   $69 CAD
New Domestic Markets
London and Halifax6xDaily except Saturday(starts May 24, 2019)$139 CAD
London and Abbotsford7xDaily(starts May 24, 2019)$159 CAD
London and Edmonton7xDaily(starts April 28, 2019) $139 CAD
Abbotsford and Winnipeg4xMon, Tue, Wed, Fri(starts May 24, 2019)$129 CAD
Kelowna and Winnipeg3xMon, Wed, Fri (starts May 24, 2019)$119 CAD
Transborder Markets
Edmonton and Mesa2xWed, Sat(ends May 25, 2019 andresumes October 5, 2019) $159 CAD
Edmonton and Las Vegas7xDaily $139 CAD
Abbotsford and Las Vegas2xThu, Sun $119 CAD
Hamilton and Las Vegas4xTue, Thu, Fri, Sun $159 CAD
Hamilton and Fort Lauderdale2xMon, Fri $149 CAD
 Hamilton and Orlando3xMon, Wed, Sat $159 CAD
Hamilton and Tampa3xWed, Thu, Sat(ends May 22, 2019) $119 CAD
New Transborder Markets
Edmonton and Oakland3xTue, Thu, Sun(starts May 26, 2019) $159 CAD
Edmonton and Orlando1xSat(starts June 1, 2019) $199 CAD
International Markets
Hamilton and Montego Bay1xSat $199 CAD
Hamilton and Puerto Vallarta1xSat(ends May 18, 2019) $139 CAD
Hamilton and Cancun1xSat $139 CAD
Abbotsford and Puerto Vallarta2xMon, Sat(ends May 20, 2019) $159 CAD
Every day low fares. Lower promotional fares may be available during select travel periods. 

To learn more about Swoop’s destinations, schedule and ultra-low-cost model visit FlySwoop.com or connect with Swoop on FacebookTwitterInstagram.

Supporting Quotes

Edmonton
“Swoop’s growing list of Canadian and US routes from EIA is an investment in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region,” said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport. “Popular destinations and low fares are creating exceptional travel options while supporting tourism and business growth in our region.”

Kelowna
“We are excited to welcome Swoop to YLW,” said Sam Samaddar, Airport Director. “Having an ultra-low-cost-carrier in Kelowna is an incredible opportunity for the community, as it opens up doors to travellers from all over the country.”

London
“Today’s announcement is wonderful news for London and our region of Ontario,” said Mike Seabrook, CEO of London International Airport. “We’re focused on being the “Easy and Comfortable” airport and Swoop’s new service is a perfect fit. Our passengers will be able to get to more destinations with direct flights the easy and comfortable way.”

Abbotsford
“I’m pleased to congratulate Swoop on their 2019 summer schedule, providing new daily service to London, Ontario from YXX and the extension of international service to Las Vegas twice weekly for the summer season,” said Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun. “This is great news for travellers from across our region and I look forward to seeing Swoop continue to expand their flight options at YXX for our growing city and region.”

Halifax
“We’re so pleased to have a new connection between Halifax and southern Ontario,” said Joyce Carter, President and CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority. “The addition of another ultra low-cost route will provide more opportunities for travellers to connect with family and friends across the country and allow us to welcome even more visitors to the East Coast this summer.”

Winnipeg
“We are pleased to work with Swoop to add more flights and destinations to meet customer needs at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport,” said Barry Rempel, President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. “Our community continues to grow and benefit with these additions and we’re excited that this summer, travelers will have new options to enjoy all that Winnipeg has to offer.”

Oakland
Bryant L. Francis, Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland notes, “It is with a great deal of enthusiasm that I welcome Swoop and its new service to Oakland International. It is very exciting to begin 2019 with the announcement that OAK’s global roster of destinations will extend to Canada for the first time. We trust that business and leisure travelers in both metropolitan areas will benefit from this new connectivity, and we look forward to growing with our partners at Swoop as they expand further into US and Canadian markets.”

Orlando
“Swoop’s decision to expand service from Edmonton to Orlando is one we applaud,” said Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Enhancing Canadian service options provides our friends to the north a greater opportunity to enjoy all that Orlando and Central Florida have to offer.”

Hamilton
“Swoop’s announcement is another great milestone for the Airport as it expands its year-round program for passengers traveling from Hamilton,” said Cathie Puckering, President & CEO of John C. Munro HamiltonInternational Airport. “The increased frequencies in domestic travel will offer customers more opportunities to explore Canada from coast to coast. In addition, Swoop’s service from Hamilton will continue this summer to several U.S. and international markets such as Las Vegas, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Cancun and Montego Bay and is an exciting development for our customers with summer travel plans to these popular destinations.”

Swoop completes its Mexico route launches

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Airline adds Mazatlán to its list of flights inaugurated this month

CALGARY, Jan. 20, 2019 /CNW/ – Today Swoop celebrates its final of four inaugural flights to Mexico this January. Flight WO604 departs from Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) at 11:00 a.m. PST and arrives at Mazatlán International Airport (MZT) at 4:19 p.m. PST.

Earlier this month, Swoop celebrated initial service to Cancun and Puerto Vallarta from Hamilton and to Puerto Vallarta from Abbotsford. Today’s flight to Mazatlán will be met on arrival with a water arch, spirited mariachi band and travellers will be greeted by the Ministry of Tourism of the province of Sinaloa.

“Mexico is a popular travel destination for Canadians, with over 1.9 million visitors annually,” said Karen McIsaac, Senior Advisor of Communications at Swoop. “This additional route to Mazatlán complements our Cancun and Puerto Vallarta destinations as top choices to frequent and is the perfect opportunity for travellers to experience choice when it comes to affordable air travel.”

“Swoop offers multiple weekly flights from YXX to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán which is excellent news for travellers in our region,” said Henry Braun, Mayor of Abbotsford. “The Abbotsford International Airport continues to grow and our partnership with Swoop is a significant contributor to that success. YXX now serves our region with daily flights to Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, as well as multiple weekly flights to Nevada and Mexico.”

Flights are now available for booking through April 27, 2019. 

Details of Swoop’s service to Mexico:

Service Between Service Offered Weekly Frequency Total One-Way Price
From*
 
Hamilton and Puerto Vallarta Tuesday,
Saturday 
2 x per week $139 CAD 
Hamilton and Cancun Monday, Friday,
Saturday 
3 x per week $139 CAD 
Abbotsford and Puerto
Vallarta 
Monday,
Saturday 
2 x per week $159 CAD 
Abbotsford and Mazatlán Thursday, Sunday 2 x per week $159 CAD 
Every day low fares. Lower promotional fares may be available during select travel periods.

Cancun welcomes Swoop’s inaugural flight from Hamilton

Provided by Swoop/CNW

Three destinations in Mexico are offered this January with fares as low as $139 CAD

CALGARY, Jan. 14, 2019 /CNW/ – Today Swoop celebrates its inaugural flight between John C. Munro HamiltonInternational Airport (YHM) and Cancun International Airport (CUN). The four-hour non-stop flight departs Hamilton at 8:00 a.m. EST and arrives Cancun at 11:59 a.m. EST.

The Cancun International Airport and tourism partners are welcoming travellers upon landing with a water arch, live mariachi band, refreshments and gift bags.

This marks Swoop’s third inaugural flight to Mexico this month with service to Puerto Vallarta kicking-off from Hamiltonand Abbotsford last week. Swoop will celebrate one more inaugural on January 20, 2019 between Abbotsford and Mazatlán.

“Mexico is one of the leading value destinations this winter,” said Karen McIsaac, Senior Advisor of Communications at Swoop. “Cancun, particularly known for miles of pristine beach, is being enjoyed by more Canadians who are choosing to fly with Swoop and are spending their savings on activities to enhance their total vacation experience.”

“Today’s inaugural flight to Cancun, Mexico marks yet another important milestone for Swoop,” said Cathie Puckering, President & CEO, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. “When Swoop launched in June 2018 they offered travellers the opportunity to get to four destinations in Canada from Hamilton. Since that time, it has continued to expand its fleet as well as destinations. Cancun is now the 11th destination that Swoop offers from Hamilton along with Halifax, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Abbotsford, Las Vegas, Tampa Bay, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Montego Bay Jamaica and Puerto Vallarta Mexico. We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with Swoop throughout the rest of 2019.”

On behalf of Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, its Chief Executive Officer and everyone belonging to ASUR´s team, Mr. Carlos Trueba, Cancun Airport Director, congratulated Swoop for its significant growth in Mexico and stated that this inaugural flight has a special significance because it strengthens Cancun Airport’s position as the most important in Mexico regarding international connectivity and at the same time opens a new way for Canadian and Mexican citizens to visit each other’s countries building stronger ties between the two nations that are already good friends and allies.

Flights are now available for booking through to April 27, 2019.

Details of Swoop’s service to Mexico:

Service BetweenService OfferedWeekly FrequencyTotal One-Way 
Price From*
Hamilton and Puerto 
Vallarta
Tuesday, 
Saturday
2 x per week$139 CAD
Hamilton and CancunMonday, Friday, 
Saturday
3 x per week$139 CAD
Abbotsford and Puerto 
Vallarta
Monday, 
Saturday
2 x per week$159 CAD
Abbotsford and MazatlánThursday, 
Sunday
2 x per week$159 CAD
Every day low fares. Lower promotional fares may be available during select travel periods.

Puerto Vallarta Welcomes New Service by Swoop this Winter

Provided by Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board/ENroute Communications

Confirming Third New Route in 2 Months; Is voted a top destination to visit in 2019 by Expedia.ca – click here for the article


Javier Aranda, Director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board (Middle) celebrates the arrival of Swoop’s flight at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport. He is joined by Steven Greenway, President of Swoop; Marc Murphy, Managing Director of the Riviera Nayarit CVB; Susana Rodriguez, Director of Tourism of the Coast for the State of Jalisco; Saul Salabria, Director of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport and members of Puerto Vallarta’s Mariachi. 

January 8, 2019, Puerto Vallarta – Canadians in Hamilton and Abbotsford will have an easier way to reach Puerto Vallarta this winter as Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, has announced service into Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport (PVR) with the addition of two new routes.  British Columbia’s Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) will enjoy twice weekly service beginning January 12, 2019 and Ontario’s John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) saw its first flight depart today. and will have service twice weekly.

“Puerto Vallarta welcomes Swoop’s new routes from Hamilton and Abbotsford. Canadians make up one of our top visitors because of our city’s sunny beaches,” said Javier Aranda, Director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. “We invite them to also tray one of our over 300 restaurants, take a day trip to the evergreens in our Sierra Madre mountains or raise their adrenaline on the waters of the Bay of Banderas.”

“Puerto Vallarta is a brand-new route for Hamilton International and a very popular destination for Canadians,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. “Combining Swoop’s ultra-low fare with the favorable exchange between the dollar and peso makes the value proposition of exploring Mexico enticing for families and budget travellers’ vacationers looking to escape the cold winter weather when services begin in January.”

Puerto Vallarta welcomed its first-ever Sunwing flight from Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport on December 17th; marking the beginning of the tour operator’s seasonal weekly flight service to Puerto Vallarta. Flights will take place every Monday until April 15, 2019.

Puerto Vallarta is one of Canadians most popular international vacation destinations. Historically, almost 15% of Puerto Vallarta’s international visitors are Canadians. At the beginning of this year Expedia.ca announced that in their survey of a 1,000 Canadians, Puerto Vallarta was a top recommendation for travel in 2019. 

Swoop inaugurates the first commercial flight from Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta

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CALGARY, Jan. 8, 2019 /CNW/ – Today Swoop celebrates its first of four inaugural flights to Mexico.  Flight WO660 departs John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) at 8:00 a.m. EST and arrives at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) at 12:28 p.m. CST.

This is the first time an airline has offered service to Puerto Vallarta from the Hamilton International Airport. Travellers can also enjoy flights from Hamilton to Cancun beginning January 14, 2019 and Abbotsford to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán beginning January 12, 2019 and January 20, 2019 respectively.

The Puerto Vallarta International Airport and tourism partners are welcoming the arrival of the first Swoop aircraft and its travellers with a water arch, refreshments, gift bags and a lively mariachi band.

“Not only are we celebrating Swoop’s entry into its fourth country in under six months of operation, but also a brand-new route for the Hamilton airport”, said Karen McIsaac, Senior Advisor of Communications at Swoop. “Swoop continues to write a progressive narrative in the history of Canadian air travel, benefitting the thousands of Canadians that choose to fly with us every day and influencing growth in the tourism industry.”

“Today’s inaugural flight on Swoop from Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is an exciting one for the Airport and our customers,” said Cathie Puckering, President & CEO, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. “Puerto Vallarta is a brand-new destination offered for the first time from Hamilton and is a popular destination for Canadian and U.S. customers heading south to escape the cold winter weather. Hamilton is proud to fulfil this demand and see its list of sun destinations continue to grow in 2019.”

“Puerto Vallarta’s airport has been enjoying a continual increase in flights in the past two seasons and these new flights are a sign on the continuous interest in Puerto Vallarta’s tourism offerings,” said Javier Aranda Pedrero, General Director, Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board. “Our guests will find that Puerto Vallarta can offer an exceptional warm and sunny vacation at every budget.”

Flights are now available for booking through to April 27, 2019.

Details of Swoop’s service to Mexico: 

Service BetweenService OfferedWeekly FrequencyTotal One-Way
Price From*
Hamilton and Puerto
Vallarta
Tuesday,
Saturday
2 x per week$139 CAD
Hamilton and CancunMonday, Friday, 
Saturday
3 x per week$139 CAD
Abbotsford and Puerto 
Vallarta
Monday, 
Saturday
2 x per week$159 CAD
Abbotsford and MazatlánThursday,
Sunday
2 x per week$159 CAD
*Every day low fares. Lower promotional fares may be available during select travel periods.