Swoop to Launch New Nonstop Service From Victoria to Las Vegas and Puerta Vallarta
Swoop will launch twice-weekly nonstop flights from Victoria to Las Vegas starting October 31, 2021. Additionally, flights between Victoria and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico will be offered once-weekly on Sundays.
On Thursday (June 24, 2021), Swoop announced the launch of nonstop flights between Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas from October 31, 2021. The Victoria-Las Vegas route will be operated twice-weekly on Thursdays and Sundays and tickets are now available for booking. Flights between Victoria and Puerto Vallarta’s Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) will operate once-weekly on Sundays, with tickets on sale from June 30, 2021. Additionally, today Swoop celebrated their inaugural flight between Toronto and Victoria with flight WO 424 arriving in Victoria at 12:38 and returning to Toronto at 13:30. Swoop now offers point-to-point service from Victoria to Toronto and Edmonton.
Speaking on the new routes from Victoria, Swoop’s Head of Commercial and Finance, Bert van der Stege, said,
“The introduction of Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta are the perfect additions to our route offerings from Victoria for those looking to take a warm-weather getaway at an affordable price. Today Swoop will celebrate our inaugural flight from Toronto to Victoria and we are thrilled to be furthering our commitment to Greater Victoria by bringing more service and ultra-low fares to the region.”
Also commenting on Swoop’s Victoria expansion, Victoria Airport Authority’s President and CEO, Geoff Dickson, said,
“We're really pleased that Swoop has announced new non-stop service to Las Vegas and Puerto-Vallarta. We know Greater Victoria is very appreciative of the support Swoop is showing in our community and the contribution to our local economy. This announcement will be sure to generate a lot of excitement as Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta are very popular destinations and many people are looking forward to enjoying travel again.”
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 737-800 NG 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.