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U.S. gets service from Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline, Swoop


Swoop, Canada’s first true ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), today announced its entrance into the U.S. market with five new international flight routes available for purchase through April 27, 2019.

The 2018/19 winter schedule includes routes from Mesa (Phoenix) to Edmonton; Las Vegas to Hamilton (near Toronto), Edmonton and Abbotsford (near Vancouver); and Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa Bay to Hamilton.

“Swoop’s success in the Canadian ULCC space combined with the evident success of ULCCs in the U.S. affirms that North American travelers are ready for an airline to open up the border to ultra-low-cost air travel,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. “There has been a lot of interest in our plans for the remaining three aircraft we receive this year and revealing this schedule today is a proud moment for the whole Swoop team.”

Swoop started Canadian operations on June 20, 2018 as a subsidiary of WestJet, Canada’s second largest airline. Swoop operates a modern fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 189 seats and is the first ULCC in North America to offer in-seat power, Wi-Fi, and TV/movie streaming. The airline will have six aircraft in operation by the end of 2018, with four more expected in 2019.

Flights are available for booking from October 11, 2018 to April 27, 2019.


Service starts

Service Offered


Las Vegas and Edmonton

October 11, 2018


11x weekly

Las Vegas and Abbotsford

October 11, 2018

Mon, Thu, Sun

3x weekly

Las Vegas and Hamilton

October 26, 2018

Mon, Thu, Fri, Sun

4x weekly

Mesa and Edmonton

October 27, 2018

Wed, Sat

2x weekly

Fort Lauderdale and Hamilton

October 26, 2018

Fri, Sat

2x weekly

Orlando and Hamilton

October 17, 2018

Tue, Wed, Sat

3x weekly

Tampa Bay and Hamilton

October 20, 2018

Wed, Thu, Sat

3x weekly

Offering completely unbundled air travel, travelers pay only for their seat and are able to customize the Swoop experience by adding the for-purchase products and services they desire including: carry-on baggage, checked baggage, priority boarding, seats with extra legroom, food, drink and inflight entertainment.

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