Swoop becomes first Canadian ULCC to enter U.S. market

Swoop Press Release | August 2, 2018

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On Aug. 2, 2018, Swoop became the first Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) to enter the U.S. market when it released its 2018/19 winter schedule with one-way sale fares starting as low as $99 including taxes and fees, through to April 27, 2019.

Swoop airliner in flight
Swoop is offering routes to Las Vegas and Florida over the winter. WestJet Image

The schedule includes routes from Edmonton to Las Vegas and Mesa; Hamilton, Ont., to Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa Bay; and Abbotsford, B.C., to Las Vegas.

“Our immediate success in Canada shows us travellers want more Swoop,” said Steven Greenway, president of Swoop. “Canadians have been waiting for ultra-low-cost fares into the U.S. for years and we are proud to be the airline to make it happen. There has been a lot of interest in our plans for the remaining three aircraft we receive this year and revealing this schedule today is a proud moment for the whole Swoop team.”

Swoop has been vocal about its intention to repatriate the estimated 5 million Canadians that drive across the border each year to take ULCC flights in the U.S., and this winter schedule is positioned to attract both cross-border travellers and price-sensitive sun-seekers.

Flights are available for booking from Oct. 11, 2018 to April 27, 2019.

To celebrate this important milestone, Swoop will be offering a web-only seat sale beginning on Aug. 2, 2018.

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