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Swoop to Launch New Nonstop Service From Hamilton to Fort Lauderdale and Punta Cana

Swoop will expand their winter 2022/23 schedule from Hamilton with new direct service to Fort Lauderdale and Punta Cana. Flights to Fort Lauderdale will operate twice weekly from December 16th, while Punta Cana service will operate once weekly from January 11, 2023.

Swoop Boeing 737-800NG - Courtesy Swoop

On Wednesday (September 7, 2022), Swoop announced an expansion of their winter 2022/23 schedule to sunny destinations from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM). Starting December 16, 2022, the carrier will offer two weekly nonstop flights from Hamilton to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) with one-way fares from CAD $109. The carrier will also offer one weekly direct flight from Hamilton to Punta Cana (PUJ) in the Dominican Republic from January 11, 2023 with one-way fares from CAD $199. Swoop has also increased frequencies on existing sun-flying routes from Hamilton to Cancun, Las Vegas, Orlando and St. Pete-Clearwater. Additionally, several seasonal Atlantic Canada routes from Hamilton will be extended to year-round, including flights to Moncton, NB (YQM) and St. John’s, NL (YYT).

In Wednesday’s announcment, Swoop’s Hamilton-based Regional Sales Lead, Meghan Miller, said,

“As summer comes to an end, residents of southern Ontario are turning their attention towards winter travel planning with their sights set on a sunny getaway. We know that Hamiltonians value the convenience of their local airport, and so we’re thrilled to offer more choice of ultra-convenient and ultra-affordable flights to popular sun destinations for winter vacations.”

Also commenting on Swoop’s Hamilton expansion, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport’s Managing Director, Cole Horncastle, said,

Swoop's Winter 2022/23 Schedule to Sunny Destinations From Hamilton - Courtesy Swoop

“As recovery continues, we are thrilled that Swoop will be expanding its schedule from Hamilton International this winter, offering Canadians even more choice with new routes and increased frequencies to a number of popular destinations in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Whether you're looking for a snowy getaway or a sunny escape, these ultra-not-expensive travel options provide fantastic opportunities for travellers in our region looking to visit loved ones or enjoy a long-awaited vacation for less.”

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 737-800NG 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.

Source: Swoop


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