- Ultra-low fare airline announces its largest expansion ever with eight new domestic routes as part of summer schedule and new non-stop service to Palm Springs
- Brings enhanced connectivity to Atlantic Canada with first ever non-stop flights from Edmonton to New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and new non-stops to Nova Scotia
- Reaffirms commitment to city by naming its newest aircraft #Edmonton
EDMONTON, AB, Nov. 15, 2021 /CNW/ – Today, Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low fare airline, reaffirmed its commitment to the Edmonton Metropolitan Region with the announcement of new service to one U.S. and eight domestic destinations from its Western Canadian base. The airline’s significant new investments were celebrated this morning alongside the unveiling of Swoop’s newest aircraft, which will fly with the name #Edmonton.
The airline’s growth will see Swoop’s flight capacity in Alberta’s capital increase 76% compared to pre-pandemic levels, supporting the creation of 140 additional direct and spin-off jobs and an anticipated $120M of economic output activityi in 2022.
“This is a major milestone for Swoop as we underscore our commitment to leading the way for ultra-low fare air travel in Canada and reaffirm our position as the airline with the most destinations from Edmonton,” said Charles Duncan, President of Swoop. “With a strong focus on growth and Edmonton as our partner, we will continue to provide our travellers with more non-stop flights and ultra-low fares while supporting the recovery of Canada’s travel and tourism economy.”
New non-stop flights to eight Canadian cities
The addition of eight new Canadian destinations to Swoop’s summer schedule will see non-stop service from Edmonton to Charlottetown, Comox, Halifax, Kelowna, Moncton, Ottawa, Regina and Saskatoon. Swoop will be the first carrier to bring non-stop connectivity from Edmonton International Airport to Charlottetown and Moncton and the airline’s summer schedule will also see the restoration of service to London, Ont.
Hello, Palm Springs!
Beginning December 16, Swoop’s transborder presence is growing from Edmonton with the addition of new service to Palm Springs. The scheduled non-stop service to Palm Springs will operate twice weekly.
To commemorate its history and commitment to Edmonton, Swoop celebrated the naming of its newest aircraft #Edmonton alongside key government leaders and business stakeholders at Edmonton International Airport.
Following the event, the Boeing 737-800 aircraft entered service for the operation of flight WO 770 departing Edmonton at 12:00 local time, en route to Phoenix (Mesa), Arizona with a scheduled arrival of 3:30 PM local time. Edmontonians can expect to see #Edmonton operating several of Swoop’s newly announced routes.
Full schedule details of Swoop’s service from Edmonton can be found below.
|Start Date||Total one-|
|Edmonton – Halifax*||5x weekly||May 1, 2022||$159||$104.35||$54.65|
|Edmonton – Charlottetown*||2x weekly||June 16, 2022||$159||$104.35||$54.65|
|Edmonton – Kelowna*||7x weekly||May 5, 2022||$49||$1.59||$47.41|
|Edmonton – Ottawa*||4x weekly||April 25, 2022||$59||$9.12||$49.88|
|Edmonton – Comox*||3x weekly||June 9, 2022||$49||$1.59||$47.41|
|Edmonton – Regina*||2x weekly||June 16. 2022||$49||$1.59||$47.41|
|Edmonton – Saskatoon*||2x weekly||June 14, 2022||$49||$1.59||$47.41|
|Edmonton – Moncton*||2x weekly||June 17, 2022||$159||$104.35||$54.65|
|Edmonton – London||3x weekly||June 2, 2022||$59||$9.11||$49.88|
|Edmonton – Winnipeg||4x weekly||Continuing||$160||$105.30||$54.69|
|Edmonton – Toronto||14x weekly||Continuing||$59||$9.12||$49.88|
|Edmonton – Hamilton||7x weekly||Continuing||$60||$10.06||$49.94|
|Edmonton – Abbotsford||7x weekly||Continuing||$49||$1.59||$47.41|
|Edmonton – Victoria||7x weekly||Continuing||$60||$12.06||$47.94|
|Start Date||Total one-|
|Edmonton – Las Vegas||7x weekly||Continuing||$99||$8.84||$90.16|
|Edmonton – Phoenix (Mesa)||1x weekly||Continuing||$110||$18.36||$91.63|
New Service to Palm Springs
|Start Date||Total one-|
|Edmonton – Palm Springs*||2x Weekly||December 16, 2021||$99||$7.89||$91.11|
“Swoop’s commitment to Edmonton is a clear sign that there is confidence in Alberta’s Recovery Plan. The new routes across Canada and to Palm Springs open up exciting opportunities for tourism and business.”
- Rajan Sawhney, Minister of Transportation
“I want to thank Swoop for supporting the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Having increased connections across Canada and beyond through Edmonton International Airport is vital for our region. As a major city contributing to Alberta’s recovery, strong air service will help us create jobs and grow our economy.”
- Amarjeet Sohi, Mayor of Edmonton
“Next time you hear a plane passing over, look up, look way up, and you just might see #Edmonton flying by. Thank you Swoop for naming one of your fleet after our great community, we’re honoured you will help carry the name Edmonton across Canada and North America. Your dedication to the Edmonton Metropolitan Region is helping bring more low-cost travel options for our passengers and we can’t wait for these new destinations to start.”
- Tom Ruth, President and CEO, Edmonton International Airport
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 modern fleet of ten Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, equipped with in-seat power and Wi-Fi connectivity has safely carried more than 3 million travellers in three years of operation. FlySwoop.com allows travellers to quickly and easily book flights, manage bookings, check-in, view boarding passes, track flights and access Wi-Fi service in-flight.
i Source: Swoop 2022 Edmonton International Airport Economic Impacts performed by the Chris Lowe Group