Swoop will significantly expand their U.S. network for summer 2022, with nonstop service to New York, Chicago, Nashville, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The carrier will also extend seasonal service to six additional U.S. destinations.
On Tuesday (February 15, 2022), Swoop announced the launch of nonstop service to five new U.S. destinations for summer 2022 including New York, Chicago, Nashville, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Canadian ULCC will also extend their current seasonal service to San Diego, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Orlando (Sanford) and Phoenix (Mesa) into the summer season. In total, Swoop will serve 11 U.S. destinations from Toronto, Hamilton and Edmonton for summer 2022. The carrier previously announced the launch of service to 10 new Canadian destinations, expanding their Canadian network to 33 destinations this summer.
In Tuesday’s announcment, Swoop’s Head of Commercial and Finance, Bert van der Stege, said,
“As part of our planned growth in 2022, we’re excited to be adding five new popular U.S. destinations to our network. As Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost carrier, we are growing our fleet, expanding our network, and adding service to existing destinations to ensure we are ready to meet Canadian’s pent-up demand for travel experiences south of the border.
“Outdated travel restrictions that were meant to be temporary, continue to severely impact the recovery of the travel and tourism sectors. Our airline is fully vaccinated, our travellers are fully vaccinated, and yet duplicative testing requirements continue to make travel unnecessarily expensive and inaccessible.”
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 US, Mexico and the Caribbean.