Swoop receives third aircraft and gets set for Abbotsford take-off

posted on 24th July 2018 by Justin Burns
Swoop receives third aircraft and gets set for Abbotsford take-off

Canadian low-cost carrier Swoop has received its third Boeing 737-800 aircraft as it gets set to launch its inaugural flight from Abbotsford to Edmonton.

The carrier will start flying three times a day from Abbotsford International Airport to Edmonton International Airport from tomorrow (25 July) at 07:10h (local time).

Swoop has also released its domestic winter schedule with flights available for booking from 27 October, 2018 to 27 April, 2019, to serve Swoop’s five markets of Halifax, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Abbotsford.

The carrier started operations on 20 June this year and says it has been “warmly received” by Canadian travellers.

Senior leader of revenue and pricing, Michael Claeren said: “Swoop has been endorsed by Canadian travellers in the way that matters most, they are buying seats.

“With strong sales going into the fall and full aircraft throughout the summer, we are proud to offer non-stop ultra-low-cost flight options from coast-to-coast.”

Edmonton International Airport chief executive officer, Tom Ruth said the airport knows there is strong demand for a service to Abbotsford and he expects the new route to be well received.