Swoop increases flights by 40% and adds 7th 737-800 aircraft

posted on 22nd January 2019 by Justin Burns
Swoop increases flights by 40% and adds 7th 737-800 aircraft

Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop has released its 2019 summer schedule and has increased weekly flights by 40 per cent and added a seventh Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its fleet.

The airline will operate the routes from 28 April, 2019 through to 26 October and along with three new destinations of London (Ontario), Kelowna (British Colombia) and Oakland (California) – 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 Bay and 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 5 October, 2019.

“The summer 2019 schedule focuses on realizing economies of scale,” said Swoop president, Steven Greenway. “We have created a schedule that leverages our existing network while expanding to a limited number of strategic destinations.”