Swoop is celebrating the entry into service of their sixth new Boeing 737-8 MAX with flight WO 360 from Toronto to Halifax. The new aircraft joins the carrier’s fleet of 10 Boeing 737-800NGs, expanding Swoop’s fleet to 16 aircraft.
On Tuesday (November 22, 2022), Swoop announced the entry into service of a new Boeing 737-8 MAX, the sixth MAX to join the carrier’s fleet this year. The new airplane joins Swoop’s existing fleet of 10 Boeing 737-800NGs and five 737-8 MAX aircraft, expanding their fleet to 16 aircraft. Swoop added 12 new destinations to their network this year, and the new aircraft will facilitate further expansion in 2023.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Swoop’s President, John Cummings, said,
“We’re thrilled to be celebrating the entry into service of our sixth new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, increasing our capacity and sustainability with the most fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft on the market. This achievement is a testament to our commitment to providing Canadians with more access to affordable and convenient air travel options and in response to heightened demand for travel. This winter we are excited to be able to offer expanded sun-flying capacity from cities across Canada, with the ability to fly Swoop in combination with a WestJet Vacations package.
“At Swoop, we name our aircraft in reference to the pillars of our company, showing our appreciation for people, places and things that make us who we are. ‘Swoopon’ highlights our commitment to providing always-affordable air service to Canadians. ‘Swoopster’ is named after our employees, who work tirelessly every day to deliver ultra-affordable air service to Canadians. ‘Halifax’, ‘Winnipeg’, ‘Kelowna’ and ‘Charlottetown’ celebrate some of the communities we serve and the partnerships within that are critical to our operation.”
Also commenting on the delivery of Swoop’s Newest Boeing 737-8 MAX, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ SVP of Sales – North America, Brad McMullen, said,
“As Swoop expands its all-Boeing fleet, the 737 MAX 8 is pivotal to the airline’s strategy to sustainably grow its route network for passengers. The 737 MAX provides enhanced fuel efficiency and environmental performance that will benefit Swoop as it connects cities across Canada and North America.”
SMBC Aviation Capital’s Chief Commercial Officer, Barry Flannery, added,
“We are delighted to deliver these 6 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to Swoop, expanding its fuel-efficient fleet and helping Swoop to capitalise on the recovery that we are seeing in the sector. These modern, fuel-efficient aircraft will allow Swoop to expand flight destinations and provide even more value to their customers over the coming years . It’s great to see the hard work and effort of the Swoop and SMBC Aviation Capital teams paying off and we look forward to many years of growth and successful partnership.”
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 737-800NGs and six Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft, featuring 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 U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean.