Monday, June 20, 2022

Swoop airline celebrates four-year anniversary with first landing in New York

Canada's leading ultra-low-cost airline, Swoop, continues to make strides in its mission to make travel more affordable and accessible for all Canadians. Established in 2018, the airline celebrated four years of air travel recently with two inaugural flights departing from Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

Swoop flight WO370 arrived in Deer Lake, Newfoundland, and Swoop flight WO750 landed for the very first time in the Big Apple, at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Swoop has proudly served over four million travelers, connected Canadians to 33 destinations in five different countries with a total of 52 routes currently operating, and over 28,000 flights operated since its first flight on June 20, 2018.

President of Swoop, Bob Cummings, celebrating the anniversary stated, "Swoop has expanded rapidly this year to meet the unprecedented demand for air travel that Canadians have missed out on for two long years. We are so thrilled to celebrate our fourth birthday across our newly expanded network with travelers and airport partners, and with a special celebration in America's largest metropolis, New York City. With a young fleet of 16 Boeing 737 aircraft in service by the end of the summer, there is much more ultra-affordable travel to come.

"With thousands of Canadians boarding Swoop aircraft each day on their way to reconnect with friends and family, we're proud to know that we're enabling more travel than ever before, through ultra-convenient and ultra-affordable fares," continued Cummings. "Swoop's success would not be possible without the support of Canadian travelers, airport partners, and of course our people, our Swoopsters, who share in our mission of making air travel more accessible and affordable."

Swoop is an independent subsidiary of the WestJet Group. The airline's fleet of ten Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft will grow to 16 with the addition of six Boeing MAX-8 this year.

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