• Joe Breitfeller

Swoop to Start Operations at Toronto Pearson Airport From October 25, 2020

Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop announced on Wednesday that they will start operations at Toronto Pearson Airport from October 25, 2020. The carrier will offer a mix of domestic and international routes and their winter schedule will be released in September.


Swoop Boeing 737-800 NG - Courtesy Swoop

On Wednesday (August 26, 2020), Canada’s leading ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) Swoop announced the start of operations at Toronto Pearson Airport from October 25, 2020. The carrier will operate a mix of domestic and international flights from Toronto and their winter 2020 schedule will be released in September. From the start of the pandemic, Swoop continued to connect Canadians from coast to coast with essential and affordable air travel. Swoop will continue to serve Hamilton as part of their network as the carrier implements their recovery plans. During their first two years of operations, Swoop served 2.5 million travelers, saving customers an estimated $159 million in fares. In Wednesday’s announcement, Swoop’s President, Charles Duncan said,


“Travel is beginning to rebound, and we want to help encourage Canadians to reconnect with family or friends or plan that long-awaited vacation. With the robust health and safety measures we have put in place on each of our flights, travellers in Toronto will now have more affordable air travel options than ever before.”


Also commenting on Wednesday’s announcement, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority’s President and CEO, Deborah Flint added,


“We welcome Swoop’s decision to begin operations at Toronto Pearson. The industry has changed significantly, and we are focused on world-class health and safety measures that will ultimately reinvigorate travel at Pearson and throughout the region.”


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 WiFi. 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 currently serves 23 seasonal and year-round destinations in Canada, the US, Mexico and the Caribbean.


Source: Swoop

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