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Swoop to add Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft, will expand domestic network

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Swoop has announced it will grow its fleet from 10 to 16 aircraft with the acquisition of six new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft. Canada’s fast growing ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) confirmed it will begin receiving all six aircraft this summer as the airline rapidly expands to meet peak season travel demand.

Alongside this fleet growth, Swoop will significantly expand its domestic network, adding non-stop flights to Newfoundland and increasing service in Atlantic Canada. The ULCC will also add six new routes and capacity in Ontario and the Prairies in preparation for Canada’s busy summer travel season. The airline’s announced expansion comes as Swoop reports significantly increased passenger numbers and record bookings domestically.

Today’s announced expansion will bring the ULCC’s total non-stop domestic routes served to 37 this summer and includes a significant investment in Atlantic Canada.

Significant Expansion and Investment in Atlantic Canada

Swoop’s investments in Atlantic Canada will see the airline begin service at three new destinations while increasing capacity across the region by 273 per cent compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Deer Lake – Hamilton, 2x weekly (May 21)
  • St. John’s – Hamilton, 5x weekly (June 13)
  • Deer Lake – Toronto, 2x weekly (June 20)

New Brunswick

  • Moncton – Hamilton – 4x weekly (May 9)
  • Saint John – Toronto – 4x weekly (May 12)
  • Moncton – Edmonton – 2x weekly (May 9)

Prince Edward Island

  • Charlottetown – Hamilton – 4x weekly (May 1)
  • Charlottetown – Toronto – 3x weekly (May 2)
  • Charlottetown – Edmonton – 2x weekly (May 1)

Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Halifax – Edmonton – 5x weekly (May 1)
  • Halifax – Ottawa – Daily (June 19)

Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan to benefit from increased domestic capacity

Today’s network expansion announcement also includes new routes and increased frequencies in previously announced new stations: OttawaSaskatoon and Regina.

Ontario

  • Ottawa – Winnipeg – 4x weekly (June 19)
  • Winnipeg – Toronto – Daily (June 20)

Saskatchewan

  • Saskatoon – Winnipeg – 2x weekly (June 14)
  • Saskatoon – Toronto – 2x weekly (June 22)
  • Regina – Winnipeg – 2x weekly (June 16)
  • Regina – Toronto – 2x weekly (June 22)

Demand for affordable travel equates to record new bookings and job opportunities across Canada

Throughout the pandemic the ULCC model has proven especially resilient, with Swoop carrying around one million travelers in 2021. Despite ongoing travel restrictions Swoop saw strong demand for both domestic and international travel over the peak holiday period, a trend that has continued into the new year. The airline further demonstrated operational resilience, ranking amongst the most reliable airlines in Canada/North America, with a flight completion rate of 99.4 per cent and on-time arrival of 78 per cent in 2021.

In preparation of the airline’s fleet growth and network expansion, Swoop is ramping up staffing across Canada, creating jobs to support economic recovery and stimulating hospitality and tourism sectors from coast-to-coast.

Expanded Route Map:

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Full Details of Swoop’s New Domestic Routes

Route

Peak
Weekly
Frequency

Start Date

Total one-
way fare
(CAD)
 

Base
Fare
(CAD)

Taxes and
Fees (CAD)

Hamilton to Charlottetown

4x weekly

May 1, 2022

$49.00

$1.29

$47.71

Edmonton to Halifax

5x weekly

May 1, 2022

$179.00

$118.40

$60.60

Toronto to Charlottetown

3x weekly

May 2, 2022

$59.00

$5.14

$53.86

Hamilton to Moncton

4x weekly

May 9, 2022

$79.00

$27.84

$51.16

Toronto to Saint John

4x weekly

May 12, 2022

$59.00

$5.14

$53.86

Hamilton to Deer Lake

2x weekly

May 21, 2022

$59.00

$9.23

$49.77

Hamilton to St. John’s

5x weekly

June 13, 2022

$99.00

$45.54

$53.46

Winnipeg to Saskatoon

2x weekly

June 14, 2022

$59.00

$3.12

$55.88

Winnipeg to Regina

2x weekly

June 16, 2022

$59.00

$3.12

$55.88

Winnipeg to Ottawa

4x weekly

June 19, 2022

$65.00

$6.83

$58.17

Halifax to Ottawa

Daily

June 19, 2022

$60.00

$0.10

$59.90

Edmonton to Charlottetown

2x weekly

June 19, 2022

$179.00

$118.40

$60.60

Toronto to Deer Lake

2x weekly

June 20, 2022

$99.00

$40.54

$58.46

Toronto to Winnipeg

Daily

June 20, 2022

$69.00

$13.99

$55.01

Edmonton to Moncton

2x weekly

June 20, 2022

$179.00

$118.40

$60.60

Toronto to Regina

2x weekly

June 22, 2022

$59.00

$19.12

$39.88

Toronto to Saskatoon

2x weekly

June 22, 2022

$69.00

$25.64

$43.36

†Special introductory fares are limited quantity. Book by February 23, 2022 for travel between June 1 and July 15, 2022.

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