TORONTO — Swoop’s sixth new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft has officially entered into service with WO flight 360 departing from Toronto to Halifax.
In just under 10 months, the ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) has added six of these aircraft to its existing fleet of 10 Boeing 737-800 NGs, bringing its total fleet size to 16 aircraft. Its rapid fleet expansion complements the carrier’s considerable growth in 2022, during which it added 12 new destinations to its network, with more coming in 2023.
“We’re thrilled to be celebrating the entry into service of our sixth new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, increasing our capacity and sustainability with the most fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft on the market,” said Bob Cummings, President of Swoop. “This achievement is a testament to our commitment to providing Canadians with more access to affordable and convenient air travel options and in response to heightened demand for travel.
“This winter, we are excited to be able to offer expanded sun-flying capacity from cities across Canada, with the ability to fly Swoop in combination with a WestJet Vacations package.”
Cummings noted that the airline names its aircraft in reference to the company’s pillars. These include #Swoopon, which “highlights our commitment to providing always-affordable air service to Canadians,” #Swoopster, “named after our employees who work tirelessly every day to deliver ultra-affordable air service to Canadians,” and #Halifax, $Winnipeg, #Kelowna and #Charlottetown, which “celebrate some of the communities we serve and the partnerships within that are critical to our operation.”
Swoop’s fleet additions have entered service at peak demand times this year, including:
|Tail #||Aircraft Name||Entry into Service Date|
|380||#Swoopster||June 30, 2022|
|386||#Swoopon||June 30, 2022|
|381||#Winnipeg||August 9, 2022|
|382||#Halifax||October 22, 2022|
|383||#Charlottetown||November 4, 2022|
|385||#Kelowna||November 20, 2022|