Swoop Launches New Nonstop Service Between Comox and Edmonton
Swoop launched inaugural service from Edmonton International Airport and Comox Valley Airport on Thursday, with flight WO217 landing in Comox at 07:55 local time. The route will operate four times weekly with one-way fares from CAD $49.
On Thursday (June 9, 2022), Swoop announced the launch of new direct service between Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and Comox Valley Airport (YQQ), with inaugural flight WO217 touching down in Comox at 07:55 Thursday morning. The new Comox service expands the carrier’s presence in British Columbia, complementing existing service to Victoria, Abbotsford and Kelowna. The route will be operated four times weekly with a Boeing 737-800NG or MAX with one-way fares from $49.
In Thursday’s announcment, Swoop’s Senior Manager – Airport, Ryan Hubbard, said,
“As Canada’s leading ultra-low fare airline, we are thrilled to continue our network expansion in beautiful British Columbia, promoting tourism and stimulating economic growth in Comox. Demand for summer travel across Canada is soaring and we’re proud to support communities, both large and small, with ultra-affordable fares.”
Comox Valley Airport’s CEO, Mike Atkins, added,
“The Comox Valley Airport is very happy to see Swoop Airlines support economic recovery in our region with the addition of new service from Edmonton. The ultra-low cost point to point carrier arrives just in time to for summer leisure travel and will be a boon to our tourism sector.”
Details of Swoop's New Direct Service Between Comox and Edmonton - Courtesy Swoop
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 ten modern Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft with in-seat power and Wi-Fi. By summer 2022, the airline’s fleet will grow to 16 aircraft with the addition of six new Boeing 737-8 MAX jets. 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 U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean.