Swoop has become the first Canadian ultra low-cost carrier to enter the US market after revealing plans to fly its Boeing 737-800 fleet into US cities in its 201819 winter schedule.
From 11 October this year until 27 April 2019, the airline will now fly from Edmonton to Las Vegas and Mesa; Hamilton to Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa Bay; and Abbotsford to Las Vegas.
Swoop president, Steven Greenway said the immediate success in Canada shows travellers “want more Swoop”. He added: “Canadians have been waiting for ultra-low-cost fares into the US for years and we are proud to be the airline to make it happen.
“There has been a lot of interest in our plans for the remaining three aircraft we receive this year and revealing this schedule today is a proud moment for the whole Swoop team.”
Swoop has been vocal about its intention to repatriate the estimated five million Canadians that drive across the border each year to take ultra-low cost flights in the US and this winter schedule is positioned to attract both cross-border travellers and price-sensitive customers.
US cities where Swoop will be flying into have welcomed the news and hailed the plans as said Canada is one of top markets for passengers out of their gateways.
Edmonton and Las Vegas will operate daily from 11 October, and Edmonton and Mesa twice-weekly from 27 October while Abbotsford and Las Vegas will run three-times weekly from 11 October.
Hamilton and Las Vegas will run four-times weekly from 26 October, Hamilton and Fort Lauderdale twice-weekly from the same date, Hamilton and Orlando three-times weekly from 17 October and Hamilton and Tampa Bay three-times weekly from 20 October.