Swoop kicks off three new routes for the summer season

Swoop unveils domestic winter sked as it prepares to launch Abbotsford-Edmonton route

CALGARY — Swoop has announced its domestic winter schedule ahead of its inaugural flight from Abbotsford to Edmonton.

The airline welcomed its third aircraft for the flight, which departs Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) to Edmonton International Airport (YEG) on July 25. Service between the two cities will be offered three-times daily.

The extended domestic winter schedule will continue to serve Swoop’s five markets of Halifax, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Abbotsford:

  • Edmonton and Hamilton: Daily, 11x/week
  • Edmonton and Abbotsford: Daily, 16x/week
  • Hamilton and Halifax: Daily (except Saturday), 6x/week
  • Hamilton and Winnipeg: Daily (except Saturday), 6x/week
  • Hamilton and Abbotsford: Daily, 10x per week

To mark the route launch between Edmonton and Abbotsford, Swoop is offering a limited-time, web-only seat sale beginning on July 25. Total one-way fare from Edmonton to Abbotsford start at $39, while Abbotsford to Edmonton start at just $9. Clients must book by 11:59 p.m. MDT on July 26, 2018, for travel between Sept. 5-Dec. 13, 2018. Only 2,000 seats are available.

“In the past few years, the Abbotsford International Airport has seen unprecedented growth in passenger volumes and flight options, providing convenience and low-cost opportunities to an increasing number of destinations,” said Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun. “This announcement will provide greater connectivity between Alberta and British Columbia, continuing to support economic development across the Fraser Valley Region.”

Since launching operations on June 20, Swoop has been well-received by Canadians, with steady bookings and “noticeably full flights”, according to the airline.

“Swoop has been endorsed by Canadian travellers in the way that matters most, they are buying seats,” said Michael Claeren, Senior Leader of Revenue and Pricing. “With strong sales going into the fall and full aircraft throughout the summer, we are proud to offer nonstop, ultra-low-cost flight options from coast to coast.

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