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Swoop announces domestic expansion in anticipation of busy summer 2022

CALGARY — Swoop has announced an expansion of its domestic network, with the addition of 14 new nonstop routes, including service to Deer Lake and St. John’s, NL, and Saint John, NB, plus six new routes and capacity in Ontario and the Prairies.

Swoop is also growing its fleet from 10 to 16 aircraft with the acquisition of six new Boeing MAX 8 aircraft. The carrier will begin receiving all six aircraft this summer in anticipation of ramped up demand in the summer months.

“We saw demand for travel return in a very meaningful way over the holidays, signalling that  Canadians are ready to reunite with family and friends,” said Bert van der Stege, Swoop’s Head of  Commercial & Finance.

“The acquisition of six new aircraft in response to anticipated  demand will ensure Swoop reconnects more Canadians this summer while accelerating Canada’s economic recovery,” he added.

The expansion will bring Swoop’s total nonstop domestic routes served to 37 this summer, and includes a significant investment in Atlantic Canada.

“Swoop is pleased to support Newfoundland and Labrador’s Come Home 2022 campaign and  stimulate recovery of the visitor economy with access to affordable air travel,” said van der  Stege.

Here’s a look at the new and boosted routes:

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 – Edmonton – 5x weekly (May 1)

• Halifax – Ottawa – Daily (June 19)


• Ottawa – Winnipeg – 4x weekly (June 19)

• Winnipeg – Toronto – Daily (June 20)


• Saskatoon – Winnipeg – 2x weekly (June 14)

• Saskatoon – Toronto – 2x weekly (June 22)

• Regina – Winnipeg – 2x weekly (June 16)

• Regina – Toronto – 2x weekly (June 22)

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