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Swoop to Launch New Winter Service to San Diego, St. Petersburg-Clearwater and Orlando Sanford

As the carrier prepares to mark their third anniversary on June 20th, Swoop has announced the launch of three new routes for winter 2021/22. The airline will add service to San Diego, St. Petersburg-Clearwater and Orlando Sanford.

Swoop Boeing 737-800NG - Courtesy Swoop

On Wednesday (June 16, 2021), Swoop announced the addition of three new U.S. routes, as the carrier prepares to celebrate their third anniversary on June 20, 2021. For winter 2021/22, Swoop will launch service to San Diego (SAN) from Edmonton, and to St. Petersburg-Clearwater (PIE) from Toronto and Hamilton. The Canadian ULCC will also offer flights to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) from Toronto, Hamilton and Edmonton. Nonstop flights between Toronto and Orlando Sanford will start on October 9th, from Hamilton on November 1st, and from Edmonton from November 5, 2021.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Swoop’s Head of Commercial & Finance, Bert van der Stege, said,

“Swoop is celebrating three years of bringing ultra-low fares to Canadians and we are thrilled to continue expanding on our success with the introduction of San Diego, Orlando Sanford and St. Pete-Clearwater to our network. We are pleased to be providing our travellers looking to explore the U.S. this winter with even more choice and affordable options.”

Also commenting on the new Orlando service, Sanford Airport Authority’s President & CEO, Tom Nolan, said,

“We are very pleased Swoop selected Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) to access the Orlando market. In addition to the great service Swoop provides passengers, our new major terminal improvements will be greatly appreciated by all Canadian visitors and local residents that seek a convenient and comfortable airport experience travelling between Central Florida and multiple cities in beautiful Canada.”

Swoop’s service to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) in Florida will launch on November 5th from Toronto and on November 9th from Hamilton. Commenting on the new service, PIE Airport Director, Tom Jewsbury, said,

“We are excited to welcome Canada based Swoop to our family of airlines. Canadians will have a convenient, non-stop option to fly to our award-winning destination from Toronto and Hamilton, Canada, and many will want to visit as the borders reopen! Being one of only a few of Swoop’s U.S. destinations, we are confident that sunny St. Pete-Clearwater area will be a popular one. We want to thank our partners at Visit St. Pete/Clearwater and Volaire Aviation for helping us make this possible.”

Finally, Swoop will launch nonstop service to San Diego International Airport (SAN) in California from Edmonton on October 31, 2021. Speaking on Swoop’s new California service, San Diego Regional Airport Authority’s President and CEO, Kimberly Becker, said,

“It's great news that San Diego International Airport will be getting a new carrier and a new international route in October. We were in talks with Swoop pre-pandemic and are happy they are still committed to providing non-stop service between Edmonton and San Diego. We anticipate this route will be popular for Canadians as they look to escape the snow and take in the Southern California sunshine.”

Swoop Launches Three New Routes to Orlando-Sanford, St. Pete-Clearwater and San Diego - 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 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.

Source: Swoop


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