SAINT JOHN — Swoop has officially launched its new service between Saint John Airport (YSJ) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).
Flight WO366 took off from Toronto yesterday, May 12, at 5:25 p.m. ET, and received a warm welcome upon arrival in Saint John at 8:40 p.m. local time. Service runs 4x/weekly with fares starting at $49.
“As Canada’s ultra-not-expensive airline, we are thrilled to continue our expansion in New Brunswick today with this inaugural flight to Saint John,” said Bert van der Stege, Head of Commercial and Finance, Swoop. “We know that affordable air travel is integral to the restart and recovery of tourism and are pleased to expand our presence across Atlantic Canada this summer.”
Earlier this week, Swoop marked its first flight ever into New Brunswick with an inaugural service between Hamilton and Moncton. Later this summer, the airline will launch service from Moncton to Edmonton. According to van der Stege, Swoop is expanding rapidly across the country with a particular focus on Atlantic Canada.
New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs noted the momentum growing in the province, thanks in large part to Swoop’s arrival, which has contributed to its economy and created jobs for New Brunswickers. “We know people are interested in visiting and moving to our beautiful province and having another option available for them to do so will help us as we continue to build on our success,” said Higgs.