Swoop Celebrates Inaugural Service to Cuba

The ultra-not-expensive airline heats up 2023 with new non-stop flights between Toronto and Varadero

TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2023 /CNW/ – Today, Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, celebrated its inaugural service between Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport in Varadero, Cuba (VRA). Swoop flight WO652 took off from Toronto this morning at 9:10 a.m. ET and arrived in sunny Varadero at 12:50 p.m. local time.

“As Canada’s favourite sun and fun ultra-low-cost carrier, we are thrilled to celebrate our launch into Cuba,” said Bob Cummings, President of Swoop. “Varadero is widely known as a Canadian favourite for affordable beach vacations, and so we’re proud to provide Torontonians a new ultra-convenient, ultra-not-expensive option for travel to Playa Azul.”

Ontarians looking for a pre-packaged vacation to an all-inclusive beach resort can access WestJet Vacations Packages with Swoop flights through their favourite Travel Agent, online with a travel website, be available shortly on WestJetvacations.com. 

“We are thrilled to have Swoop flying to Cuba, it means additional air lift to our country and a growth opportunity to the destination. There is a large part of the market that like to explore Cuba on their own and now they can take advantage of these affordable prices and satisfy their travel needs” – Lessner Gomez, Director of Cuba Tourist Board in Toronto

“With over two months of winter still remaining, travellers now have more choice for sun destinations served out of Toronto Pearson,” said Janik Reigate, Director of Strategic Customer Relationships, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “We’re proud to partner with Swoop to help our valued passengers break up the cold and snow with a bit of sun and fun this winter season.”

In addition to today’s Varadero inaugural flight, Swoop also began new, non-stop service between Hamilton and Punta Cana. The ultra-not-expensive airline will operate over 100 flights per week to 13 vacation destinations across the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean this winter season. With one-way all-in prices starting at $99† CAD for flights and WestJet Vacations packages starting at $356† CAD, there’s never been a better time to escape winter.

RouteLowest 7-
day WestJet
Vacation
Package
Price (CAD) †
Lowest one-
way total price (CAD)†
Base Fare (CAD)Taxes &
Fees (CAD)
Operating Days
Toronto to
Varadero
$842$159$46.99$113.01Mondays, Wednesdays,
and Fridays
Toronto to
Cancun
$1,470$159$50.02$108.98All
Toronto to Las
Vegas
$356 (3
nights)
$105$3.52$101.48Mondays, Wednesdays,
Thursdays, Fridays and
Saturdays
Hamilton to Punta
Cana
$1,309$199$90.68$112.27Wednesdays and
Saturdays
Hamilton to
Cancun
$1,439$139$41.32$97.68Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
Saturdays
Hamilton to Las
Vegas
$401 (4
nights)
$99$8.57$90.43Thursdays and Sundays
Hamilton to
Montego Bay
$1,173$159$47.33$111.67Wednesdays and
Saturdays
†Package prices are per person, based on double occupancy and may differ based on departure dates. For travel between February 1, 2023 – February 28, 2023. | Fares are valid until Wednesday, January 12, 2023 (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 and expanded in 2022 to add six Boeing 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.

GetJet Airlines Returns to Canadian Skies – Wet Leasing One Boeing 737-8800 to Fly Swoop

Vilnius, January 2, 2023 – GetJet Airlines, the IOSA-approved Lithuanian ACMI and Charter carrier, has announced the wet-lease of 1 B737-800 to Fly Swoop, the Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier owned by WestJet, the second largest airline in Canada and one of the top 10 airlines in North America by the number of passengers carried.

GetJet Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 bearing the registration LY-DUE was delivered to Toronto Pearson International Airport on New Year’s Eve, the 31st of December 2022, before beginning commercial operations within Fly Swoops’ network on the 1st of January 2023.

“GetJet Airlines is delighted to kick off 2023 with this exciting collaboration along Fly Swoop. We have grown from strength to strength during this winter season, with our company’s portfolio expanding internationally, as our current fleet has a strong footprint across four continents , serving clients in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. It is an encouraging indicator that the aviation industry is on the right track of recovery as airlines are continuously looking to expand their networks,” commented Rūta Kulvinskaitė, GetJet Airlines CEO.

GetJet Airlines has a proven experience in the Canadian market – the company has operated flights on behalf of Sunwings, the Canadian leisure carrier. The partnership was a milestone in the airlines’ growth internationally in 2019.

About GetJet Airlines

GetJet Airlines is a Lithuanian airline company, providing ACMI and charter services since 2016. GetJet Airlines operates a fleet consisting of Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 NG type aircraft. The company provides wet lease and charter services worldwide to airlines and tour operators, including Wizz Air, Corendon Airlines, Norwegian, LOT, Finnair, SpiceJet, and others.

Swoop Rings in New Year with over 10,000 Canadians

The ultra-not-expensive airline celebrates record breaking day with over 10,000 travellers flown

CALGARY, AB, Jan. 2, 2023 /CNW/ – Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, is thrilled to announce that it has reached a new milestone, transporting over 10,000 travellers in a single day for the first time in the company’s history.

“We are incredibly proud of this accomplishment and grateful to our team of Swoopsters and all our travellers for helping us reach this milestone,” said Bob Cummings, President of Swoop. “This past year posed unprecedented challenges for the entire aviation industry, but our airline expanded to reach new heights, and so we’re thrilled to kick off 2023 with a signal of that growth.”

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

“This holiday season was undeniably the most difficult we have faced in nearly five years of service with the storms across British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario,” continued Cummings. “We sincerely thank all travellers for their patience and understanding as we recovered, and are proud to share that we have successfully operated 96.5% of scheduled flights since December 23rd when the cold weather and storms subsided.”

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

Until midnight MT tonight, Canadians can get 50% off* base fares across Canada and 40% off* base fares to sun and fun destinations across the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean as part of Swoop’s Boxing Day Sale.

*Book by January 2, 2023 11:59PM MT | Travel between February 1 and June 28, 2023 | Blackouts: February 16 to 21, March 9 to April 12, May 18 to 23 | Eligible markets: All | Limit of 4000 redemptions | Flights may not operate on all days. | Non-refundable. | Promo code applicable on new, web bookings only. | One promo code per booking. | Cannot be combined with any other promotion or offer. | Discount applicable to base fare only. Not applicable on taxes, fees, or ancillary products and services.

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 in 2022 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.

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.   

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.

More Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in Canada Seek Representation by AMFA

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – November 21, 2022 – The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) continues to expand its footprint in Canada as Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs) of WestJet are seeking union representation. Earlier this year, AMFA was first certified in Canada as the bargaining agent for L3 Harris MAS, and has now been requested to organize and represent the AMEs of WestJet, who are currently not unionized.

“We look forward to filing an application with the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) on behalf of the 640 WestJet AMEs in Canada,” said Bret Oestreich, AMFA National President. “We feel this is a unique privilege and opportunity in representing AMEs at WestJet as this is the last major workgroup at WestJet Airlines to unionize.

WestJet Group — consisting of WestJet, WestJet Encore, WestJet Cargo, and Swoop Airlines — headquartered at Calgary International Airport, Calgary Alberta, is the second largest Canadian Airline behind Air Canada. Operating a mixed Boeing and Bombardier fleet with nearly 800 flights and 66,000 guests per day, WestJet aircraft are maintained by over 600 AMEs with main bases in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Halifax, with various other line stations from coast to coast.  WestJet began operations as a low-cost airline in 1996 and has grown extensively to provide scheduled and charter air service to more than 100 destinations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.

“WestJet AMEs feel their trade deserves distinction and respect.  They seek focused bargaining and consistent application of fair work rules in efforts to address and restore the deteriorated culture of their workplace” said Oestreich.  “The carrier needs to recognize the relevance of these highly skilled professionals to the success of their operation, as well as to securing public trust. In the interest of public safety, AMFA strives for the highest standards in aircraft maintenance across North America.”

About AMFA

The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association is a craft oriented, independent aviation union. AMFA represents licensed and unlicensed technicians and related employees actively involved in the aviation industry. These technicians and related employees work directly on aircraft and/or components, support equipment, and facilities. AMFA is committed to elevating the professional standing of technicians and to achieving progressive improvements in wages, benefits, and working conditions of the skilled folks it represents. For more information about AMFA visit http://www.amfanational.org.

Swoop restarts popular sun flying routes from London

The ultra-not-expensive airline celebrates the return of non-stop flights to Cancun and Orlando

LONDON, ON, Dec. 3, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, restarted its popular service between London International Airport (YXU) and Cancun International Airport (CUN). Swoop flight WO690 took off from London this morning at 8:00 a.m. ET.

“As Canada’s leading ultra-low fare airline, we are thrilled to celebrate the return of sun flying from London, beginning with today’s flight to Cancun and tomorrow’s to Orlando,” said Bob Cummings, President of Swoop. “We know residents of the London area value the convenience and affordability that their local airport offers, and so we’re proud to make winter getaways easier with more frequent ultra-affordable flights to Mexico and Florida.”

To celebrate this important restart, Swoop’s Senior Advisor, Public Affairs, Julie Pondant was joined by London International Airport President and CEO Scott McFadzean gate-side for a brief ceremony where travellers were treated to refreshments and giveaways.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Swoop back to London. People from across the region enjoy the ease, convenience, and comfort of flying out of London International Airport, and the return of Swoop provides even greater incentive to do so.” – London Mayor Josh Morgan

With introductory fares from London starting at just $119 CAD, Swoop is showing Canadians just how convenient and affordable a sunny vacation can be this winter.  

Route Peak Weekly  Frequency Lowest one-way total  price (CAD) Base Fare  (CAD) Taxes & Fees  (CAD) 
London to Cancun     2x weekly  $179.00$102.72$76.28
London to Orlando2x weekly  $119.00$46.84$69.20

For travel between January 5- April 29, 2023 | Seasonal start and end dates apply and are indicated in the booking flow. | Fares are valid until December 9, 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.

“We are thrilled to welcome Swoop back to YXU this winter with non-stop service to Orlando/Sanford and Cancun,” said Scott McFadzean, President and CEO of the London International Airport.  “Swoop has been a tremendous partner and helped bring affordable non-stop air service to exciting destinations for London and the surrounding region.  We look forward to continuing our growth and partnership in the years ahead.”

“The Quintana Roo Tourism Board congratulates Swoop on the new flight, and we’re excited to see airlift expanding from Ontario to the sunny destinations in the Mexican Caribbean. This will encourage more travel from the London region, especially now in the winter season, making the trip easier and more affordable for everyone. We invite and welcome more Canadian travellers to experience the wonders of the Mexican Caribbean: turquoise waters, impeccable beaches, tropical jungles, Mayan archeological sites, underground rivers, beautiful islands, lagoons and lush landscapes are just the starting point. There’s something new to experience in every town, island and beach to excite your palate, your quest for adventure or your desire to relax”, said Laura Nesteanu, Account Director for the Quintana Roo Tourism Board in US & Canada.

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 has recently increased 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, and track flights.

Swoop Inducts Sixth New 737 MAX 8 Aircraft in 2022

The ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) celebrates the completion of its 2022 fleet expansion as part of the WestJet Group’s strategic path forward 

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2022 /CNW/ – Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), is celebrating the entry into service of its sixth new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with WO flight 360 from Toronto to Halifax. In just under ten months, Swoop has added six new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its existing fleet of ten Boeing 737-800 NGs, bringing its total fleet size to 16 aircraft. This accomplishment is a symbol of Swoop’s considerable growth in 2022, adding 12 new destinations to our network with more to come in 2023.  

“We’re thrilled to be celebrating the entry into service of our sixth new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, increasing our capacity and sustainability with the most fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft on the market,” said Bob Cummings, President of Swoop. “This achievement is a testament to our commitment to providing Canadians with more access to affordable and convenient air travel options and in response to heightened demand for travel. This winter we are excited to be able to offer expanded sun-flying capacity from cities across Canada, with the ability to fly Swoop in combination with a WestJet Vacations package.”

The ultra-not-expensive airline’s fleet additions have entered service at critical times this year, allowing the ULCC to expand service offerings at times of peak demand.  

Tail # Aircraft Name Entry into Service Date 
380#Swoopster June 30, 2022 
386#Swoopon June 30, 2022 
381#Winnipeg August 9, 2022 
382#Halifax October 22, 2022 
383#Charlottetown November 4, 2022 
385#Kelowna November 20, 2022 

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

“As Swoop expands its all-Boeing fleet, the 737 MAX 8 is pivotal to the airline’s strategy to sustainably grow its route network for passengers,” said Brad McMullen, senior vice president of sales, North America, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The 737 MAX provides enhanced fuel efficiency and environmental performance that will benefit Swoop as it connects cities across Canada and North America.” 

“We are delighted to deliver these 6 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to Swoop, expanding its fuel-efficient fleet and helping Swoop to capitalise on the recovery that we are seeing in the sector,” said Barry Flannery, Chief Commercial Officer, SMBC Aviation Capital. “These modern, fuel-efficient aircraft will allow Swoop to expand flight destinations and provide even more value to their customers over the coming years. It’s great to see the hard work and effort of the Swoop and SMBC Aviation Capital teams paying off and we look forward to many years of growth and successful partnership.” 

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 has recently increased 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. 

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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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