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  • Swoop carries its one-millionth traveller

    Press Release Swoop celebrated its one-millionth traveller on a flight from Edmonton to Hamilton earlier this week. William and Emily Burchat were surprised to be selected as the lucky recipients of a round-trip for two on Swoop and a commemorative, Swoop branded, model aircraft. The pair were travelling to Hamilton with their twin infant daughters who were meeting their grandparents for the first time. “It was an awesome experience. They were all super helpful, every single one of them,” said…

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  • Swoop takes flight at London International Airport

    Press Release Swoop celebrated the launch of air service in London, Ontario. The inaugural flight departed Edmonton International Airport (YEG) at 7:00 a.m. local time and will be welcomed by a water cannon salute upon arrival at London International Airport (YXU) at 12:25 p.m. local time. Travellers at both airports will be invited to take part in a gate celebration that includes refreshments, sweet treats and gifts. This is the first of three new routes launching in London, with service to Abbotsford, BC (YXX) and Halifax, NS (YHZ) beginning on May 24, 2019. “The kick-off to…

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  • Swoop teams up with Google Flights

    Press Release Swoop flights are now showcased on the industry’s leading search engine, Google Flights. The addition of the distribution channel promotes the visibility of Swoop flights, which can also be booked direct through its website FlySwoop.com. “Teaming up with Google Flights is key to sharing our ultra-low-fares with more travellers,” said Karen McIsaac, senior advisor of communications at Swoop. “All of our flights are non-stop. This, in combination with our fares, is sure to surface Swoop flights as the most attractive…

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  • Swoop releases its full summer schedule, adding seven new markets

    Press Release Today Swoop released its full summer schedule with non-stop flights available for booking from April 28, 2019 through October 26, 2019. Along with three new destinations of London ON, Kelowna B.C. 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…

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  • Swoop inaugurates the first commercial flight from Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta

    Press Release Swoop celebrates its first of four inaugural flights to Mexico. Flight WO660 departs John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) at 8:00 a.m. EST and arrives at the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) at 12:28 p.m. CST. This is the first time an airline has offered service to Puerto Vallarta from the Hamilton International Airport. Travellers can also enjoy flights from Hamilton to Cancun beginning January 14, 2019 and Abbotsford to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán beginning January 12,…

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  • Swoop reveals core summer schedule with fares priced from $59

    Press Release Today Swoop released its core summer schedule with flights available for booking from April 28, 2019 through to October 26, 2019. The release extends many routes and sets the stage for the publication of the full summer schedule in the next few months, which is expected to add both frequency and new markets. “The schedule released today confirms our commitment to serving our core airports through the summer of 2019,” said Karen McIsaac, Senior Advisor of Communications at…

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  • Swoop releases domestic winter schedule

    Press Release Today Swoop released its domestic winter schedule with flights available for booking from October 27, 2018 to April 27, 2019. Swoop also welcomed its third aircraft for the inaugural flight from Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) to Edmonton International Airport (YEG), departing July 25, 2018 at 7:10 a.m. Service between Edmonton, Alberta and Abbotsford, B.C. will be offered three-times daily. The airline, which started operations on June 20, 2018 has been warmly received by Canadian travellers, with steady bookings and noticeably…

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  • Swoop launches service on sold-out flight from Edmonton

    Press Release Swoop today celebrated its inaugural flight from Edmonton International Airport to John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. The sold-out flight is scheduled to depart at 10:25 a.m. In addition to the first flight, Swoop announced Edmonton as its second operational base. “Edmonton is a market keen to enjoy the ultra-low-cost fares Swoop provides,” said Steven Greenway, Swoop president and CEO. “This, along with Edmonton International Airport Authority’s support, has meant that we’ve chosen Edmonton as our second operational…

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  • Swoop’s wheels are up: Inaugural flight departs Hamilton

    Press Release Swoop today celebrated the debut of its ultra-low-cost carrier services in Canada with its inaugural flight between John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport and Abbotsford International Airport, and precedes Swoop’s second inaugural flight pairing of the day, from Hamilton to Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Atlantic Canada’s gateway. “Our dedicated team of Swoopsters have worked tremendously hard to deliver exactly what we set out to. Today marks an important milestone for Swoop, and is equally as meaningful for Canadian…

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  • Swoop prepares for first flight with the launch of their mobile app

    Press Release Today Swoop has launched their mobile app in preparation for first flights, taking off June 20, 2018. With a mission to make travel easy, affordable and accessible for Canadians, offering travellers the convenience of a mobile app was a must-have for Canada’s first true ultra-low-cost carrier. The app is available for iOS 10 or newer, and Android 5 or newer, and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. Swoop has launched their mobile app available for iOS 10…

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