Friday, June 24, 2022

Swoop airline re-starts high demand service between Hamilton and Las Vegas

Swoop flight WO 802 took off from Hamilton, Canada, on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. EDT to re-start what the company says are high demand non-stop flights between Las Vegas' Harry Reid International Airport and Hamilton's John C. Munro International Airport.

Officials from the leading Canadian ultra-low-cost airline were thrilled to be resuming the service.

"Today's celebration reinforces our commitment to Canadian travelers and the Hamilton community, providing more convenient options for residents to enjoy weekend getaways and long-awaited vacations,” said Bert van der Stege, Head of Commercial and Finance, Swoop.

The airline has been busy this summer with a significant network expansion, connecting southwestern Ontario with top-tier American cities. This service restart will be a welcome addition to the 11 other destinations served from Hamilton.

Established in 2018, the airline celebrated four years of air travel this week with two inaugural flights departing from Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Swoop flight WO370 arrived in Deer Lake, Newfoundlandand Swoop flight WO750 landed for the very first time in the Big Apple, at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

"Canadians are excited to travel again this summer, and after two years of restrictions, we've seen record demand for getaways across the border," continued van der Stege. “This restart reinforces the incredible growth trajectory we're experiencing, as ultra-low fares continue to unlock new opportunities for Canadians to explore America's largest cities."

"Vegas has long been enjoyed as a one-stop-shop destination for world-class events, unrivaled entertainment, and unique experiences and with Swoop's ultra-not-expensive fares, travelers are able to spend the savings on themselves and indulge in all that the fabulous city has to offer," says Cole Horncastle, Executive Managing Director of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

"International travel continues to be a key component of Las Vegas' recovery, and we look forward to welcoming more flights from Canada, our top international market for visitation prior to the pandemic,” said H. Fletch Brunelle, vice president of marketing and sales for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Swoop is an independent subsidiary of the WestJet Group of Companies. The airline's fleet of ten Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft will grow to 16 with the addition of six Boeing MAX-8 in 2022.

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