Calgary, Alberta – August 21, 2018 – Swoop, Canada’s first true ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), today announced its entrance into the U.S. market with five new international flight routes available for purchase through April 27, 2019. The 2018/19 winter schedule includes routes from Mesa (Phoenix) to Edmonton; Las Vegas to Hamilton (near Toronto), Edmonton and Abbotsford (near Vancouver); and Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa Bay to Hamilton.
Tickets are now available on www.flyswoop.com
“Swoop’s success in the Canadian ULCC space combined with the evident success of ULCCs in the U.S. affirms that North American travelers are ready for an airline to open up the border to ultra-low-cost air travel,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. “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 started Canadian operations on June 20, 2018 as a subsidiary of WestJet, Canada’s second largest airline. Swoop operates a modern fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 189 seats and is the first ULCC in North America to offer in-seat power, Wi-Fi, and TV/movie streaming.
The airline will have six aircraft in operation by the end of 2018, with four more expected in 2019.
Flights are available for booking from October 11, 2018 to April 27, 2019.
Route Service starts Service Offered Frequency
Las Vegas and Edmonton October 11, 2018 Daily 11x weekly
Las Vegas and Abbotsford October 11, 2018 Mon, Thu, Sun 3x weekly
Las Vegas and Hamilton October 26, 2018 Mon, Thu, Fri, Sun 4x weekly
Mesa and Edmonton October 27, 2018 Wed, Sat 2x weekly
Fort Lauderdale and Hamilton October 26, 2018 Fri, Sat 2x weekly
Orlando and Hamilton October 17, 2018 Tue, Wed, Sat 3x weekly
Tampa Bay and Hamilton October 20, 2018 Wed, Thu, Sat 3x weekly
Offering completely unbundled air travel, travelers pay only for their seat and are able to customize the Swoop experience by adding the for-purchase products and services they desire including: carry-on baggage, checked baggage, priority boarding, seats with extra legroom, food, drink and inflight entertainment.
Swoop has a user-friendly mobile app that facilitates booking, booking modifications and purchasing extras. It allows for flight check in and connectivity to Swoopstream (program streaming and Wi-Fi) on board. The Swoop app is available for iOS 10 or newer, and Android 5 or newer, and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.
To learn more about Swoop’s destinations, schedule and ultra-low-cost model visit