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Swoop Announces Major Edmonton Expansion and Investment With Nine New Routes

Swoop is expanding service from Edmonton International Airport. On December 16th the carrier will launch new service to Palm Springs, and for summer 2022 will add flights to Charlottetown, Comox, Halifax, Kelowna, Moncton, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon & London, Ont.

Swoop Boeing 737-800NG - Courtesy Swoop

On Monday (November 15, 2021), Swoop announced a major expansion and investment at Edmonton International airport with the addition of one new US route and eight new domestic routes. From December 16th the carrier will launch twice-weekly service between Edmonton and Palm Springs, and for summer 2022 will add flights from Edmonton to Charlottetown, Comox, Halifax, Kelowna, Moncton, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon and London, Ontario. To commemorate Swoop’s history and commitment to Edmonton, the carrier celebrated the naming of their newest aircraft ‘Edmonton’ alongside key government officials and business stakeholders on Monday at Edmonton International Airport. Following the event, the aircraft departed at 12:00 (local time) en route to Phoenix-Mesa, Arizona.

In Monday’s announcement, Swoop’s President Charles Duncan, said,

“This is a major milestone for Swoop as we underscore our commitment to leading the way for ultra-low fare air travel in Canada and reaffirm our position as the airline with the most destinations from Edmonton. With a strong focus on growth and Edmonton as our partner, we will continue to provide our travellers with more non-stop flights and ultra-low fares while supporting the recovery of Canada’s travel and tourism economy.”

With the Edmonton expansion, Swoop’s flight capacity in Alberta will increase 76 percent compared to pre-pandemic levels. Additionally, the expansion will support the creation of 140 direct and indirect jobs and contribute an estimated $120 million of economic output for the region in 2022.

Founded in 2018, Swoop is a subsidiary of the WestJet Group. The airline is Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) and operates a fleet of nine modern Boeing 737-800NG aircraft with in-seat power and Wi-Fi. The Swoop business model offers low base fares which only include a seat, allowing guests to customize ancillary services to suit their personal needs and budget. The Canadian ULCC offers seasonal and year-round destinations in Canada, the US, Mexico and the Caribbean. Swoop has safely served over 3 million guests during their first three years of operation.

Source: Swoop


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