Swoop in for savings with Canada’s ultra-low fare airline, which is expanding service to both U.S. cities and destinations in Canada.
Swoop is adding non-stop flights to five new destinations this summer: New York, Chicago, Nashville, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and extending current seasonal service to San Diego, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, St. Pete/Clearwater, Orlando (Sanford) and Phoenix (Mesa) into summer.
In total Swoop will serve 11 U.S. destinations from its three main Canadian hubs in Toronto, Hamilton and Edmonton, and adding 10 new Canadian destinations, bringing the airline’s total route to 33 cities in the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Discount fares between NYC and Toronto start a $99, and $59 between Edmonton and Winnipeg.
Although Swoop routes seems to be designed for Canadians heading to such “snowbird” destinations as Cancun and Montego Bay, it’s a low-cost option for U.S. travelers to Newfoundland, Vancouver, and other appealing destinations in Canada.
“As part of our planned growth in 2022, we’re excited to be adding five new popular U.S. destinations to our network,” said Bert van der Stege, head of commercial and finance at Swoop, told Insider Travel Report.
“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.”
Swoop’s announced American expansion comes as the carrier reports significantly increased domestic passenger numbers and record bookings on par with pre-pandemic demand. The airline expects to see that pent-up demand trend extend to U.S. leisure travel this summer as more than 30.5 million fully vaccinated Canadians look to resume their transborder travel habits.
As countries across the globe take measures to safely re-open borders for vaccinated travelers and make sensible adjustments to overall travel guidance and testing requirements, Swoop says it expects to see Canadian requirements updated by March 1, when current government measures are set to expire.
“Outdated travel restrictions that were meant to be temporary, continue to severely impact the recovery of the travel and tourism sectors,” said van der Stege during the Routes Americas Conference in San Antonio where the announcement was made. “Our airline is fully vaccinated, our travelers are fully vaccinated, and yet duplicative testing requirements continue to make travel unnecessarily expensive and inaccessible.”
Swoop’s U.S. network expansion includes –
- Toronto-Chicago five times weekly starting May 30 with fares starting at $99;
- Toronto to New York (JFK) five times weekly starting June 20 with fares starting at $99;
- Toronto-Nashville four times weekly starting May 26 with fares starting at $99;
- Toronto-Las Vegas three times weekly starting May 20 with fares starting at $99;
- Toronto–Orlando/Sanford two times weekly ongoing with fares starting at $99;
- Toronto-St. Pete-Clearwater two times weekly with fares starting at $99;
- Hamilton-Las Vegas two times weekly staring June 23 with fares starting at $99;
- Hamilton-Orlando/Sanford two times weekly with fares starting at $99;
- Hamilton-St. Pete-Clearwater two times weekly with fares starting at $99;
- Edmonton-San Francisco four times weekly starting June 6 with fares starting at $99;
- Edmonton-Los Angeles Burbank three times weekly starting June 23 with fares starting at $99;
- Edmonton-Nashville two times weekly with fares starting at $99; Edmonton -Las Vegas daily with fares starting at $99;
- Edmonton-San Diego three times weekly with fares starting at $99;
- Edmonton-Palm Springs one time weekly with fares starting at $99;
- Edmonton-Phoenix Mesa one time weekly with fares starting at $99.
The airline was established in 2018 as an independent subsidiary of the WestJet Group of Companies.
Offering scheduled service to destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, Swoop’s unbundled fares put travelers in control of purchasing only the products and services they desire.
Swoop operates a modern fleet of 10 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, and is adding six Boeing MAX-8 in 2022.
For more information, visit www.FlySwoop.com.