Canada’s first ultra-low-cost carrier and an offshoot of WestJet, announced on February 1 its initial schedule release with service starting from Abbotsford, Hamilton, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Halifax.
Starting June 20, 2018, the airline will launch six weekly flights between Abbotsford and Hamilton and six weekly flights between Hamilton and Halifax. On June 25, 2018, Swoop will start six weekly flights between Hamilton and Edmonton and between Hamilton and Winnipeg.
Swoop’s service between Abbotsford and Edmonton will start July 25, 2018 and will operate three-times daily. Overall, the airline will have 45 weekly flights: 24 weekly flights from Hamilton and 27 from Abbotsford.
Routes will operate on Swoop’s fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 189 seats. Swoop will enable the customer to control what they pay, purchasing only the seat and adding the features they want. Features for purchase include a bag, movies and Wi-Fi, more legroom or less, and buy-on-board snacks and beverages. Bringing a small personal item on board is free.