Swoop announces domestic schedule and reaffirms commitment to supporting economic recovery with ultra-low fares

CALGARY, AB – June 9, 2020

Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low fare airline, today released an updated domestic schedule for summer with flights operating between July 1 – September 13, 2020. The announcement reaffirms the airline’s commitment to ensuring Canadians have access to affordable fares for essential travel now, and for domestic tourism when the time is right.

While reflective of the impacts of COVID-19, the airline’s summer schedule also shows signs of recovery with increased route frequencies representing a 70 per cent increase in total available seats, compared to May. As demand for ultra-low fare travel begins to recover, Swoop is confident in increasing frequencies to ensure Canadians have continued access to affordable air travel options that bolster domestic tourism and local economies.

“It is through the hard work and dedication of teams across Swoop that we remain committed to our mission of making air travel more affordable and accessible for Canadians,” said Bert van der Stege, Head of Commercial of Swoop. “Our affordable airfare, along with our strict health and safety protocols, will help bring our travellers back to the skies along with the economic benefits that air transportation delivers for communities and businesses.”

For information on Swoop’s COVID-19 response including health, safety and cleaning protocols, visit Swoop’s COVID-19 site.

Details of Domestic Routes Operating between July 1 – September 13, 2020

Market Planned Frequency
Hamilton to Edmonton 6x weekly
Edmonton to Hamilton 6x weekly
Hamilton to Abbotsford 4x weekly
Abbotsford to Hamilton 4x weekly
Hamilton to Halifax 3x weekly
Halifax to Hamilton 3x weekly
Edmonton to Abbotsford 4x weekly
Abbotsford to Edmonton 4x weekly
Edmonton to Halifax* 2x weekly
Halifax to Edmonton* 2x weekly

*Denotes a through-flight route. See FlySwoop.com for full schedule details.

At this time, and as a result of the impacts of COVID-19, Swoop has postponed planned seasonal service to Victoria, Kelowna, Charlottetown, Moncton and St. John’s and continues the current suspension of services to London and Winnipeg until October 24, 2020. Swoop is also extending the temporary transborder and international route suspensions through September 13, 2020. Impacted travellers will be proactively notified of their options by email. Full schedule details are available on FlySwoop.com.

“We understand and share our travellers’ disappointment in this news,” said Bert van der Stege, Head of Commercial of Swoop. “Swoop is committed to working closely and collaboratively with our strategic airport partners to ensure Canadians have critical access to affordable air travel. We thank all our travellers, Swoopsters, valued airport partners and industry colleagues for their support during this time.”

Domestic Route Suspensions from July 1 – October 24, 2020:

Market Previously Planned Frequency
Hamilton to St. John’s 7x weekly
St. John’s to Hamilton 7x weekly
Hamilton to Charlottetown 3x weekly
Hamilton to Moncton 4x weekly
Moncton to Hamilton 4x weekly
Hamilton to Winnipeg 10x weekly
Winnipeg to Hamilton 10x weekly
Winnipeg to Abbotsford 7x weekly
Abbotsford to Winnipeg 7x weekly
Winnipeg to Victoria 4x weekly
Victoria to Winnipeg 4x weekly
Winnipeg to Kelowna 3x weekly
Kelowna to Winnipeg 3x weekly
Winnipeg to Edmonton 6x weekly
Edmonton to Winnipeg 6x weekly
London to Halifax 6x weekly
Halifax to London 6x weekly
London to Edmonton 6x weekly
Edmonton to London 6x weekly
London to Abbotsford 7x weekly
Charlottetown to Hamilton 3x weekly
Abbotsford to London 7x weekly

About Swoop

Established in 2018, Swoop is Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, independently operated as part of the WestJet Group of companies, offering point-to-point scheduled service to 23 seasonal and year-round destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. Swoop offers completely unbundled products and services, creating the unique opportunity for travellers to control their costs and customize their experience by purchasing only the extras they desire.

Swoop operates a modern fleet of nine Boeing 737-800 aircraft, equipped with in-seat power and Wi-Fi connectivity. Swoop’s mobile app allows travellers to quickly and easily book flights, manage bookings, check-in, view boarding passes, track flights and access Wi-Fi service in-flight. For more details on Swoop, visit FlySwoop.com.

For Swoop media relations, please contact: media@flyswoop.com