CALGARY, AB – January 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Today Swoop celebrates its inaugural flight between John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) and Cancun International Airport (CUN). The four-hour non-stop flight departs Hamilton at 8:00 a.m. EST and arrives Cancun at 11:59 a.m. EST.
The Cancun International Airport and tourism partners are welcoming travellers upon landing with a water arch, live mariachi band, refreshments and gift bags.
This marks Swoop’s third inaugural flight to Mexico this month with service to Puerto Vallarta kicking-off from Hamilton and Abbotsford last week. Swoop will celebrate one more inaugural on January 20, 2019 between Abbotsford and Mazatlán.
“Mexico is one of the leading value destinations this winter,” said Karen McIsaac, Senior Advisor of Communications at Swoop. “Cancun, particularly known for miles of pristine beach, is being enjoyed by more Canadians who are choosing to fly with Swoop and are spending their savings on activities to enhance their total vacation experience.”
“Today’s inaugural flight to Cancun, Mexico marks yet another important milestone for Swoop,” said Cathie Puckering, President & CEO, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. “When Swoop launched in June 2018 they offered travellers the opportunity to get to four destinations in Canada from Hamilton. Since that time, it has continued to expand its fleet as well as destinations. Cancun is now the 11th destination that Swoop offers from Hamilton along with Halifax, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Abbotsford, Las Vegas, Tampa Bay, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Montego Bay Jamaica and Puerto Vallarta Mexico. We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with Swoop throughout the rest of 2019.”
On behalf of Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, its Chief Executive Officer and everyone belonging to ASUR´s team, Mr. Carlos Trueba, Cancun Airport Director, congratulated Swoop for its significant growth in Mexico and stated that this inaugural flight has a special significance because it strengthens Cancun Airport’s position as the most important in Mexico regarding international connectivity and at the same time opens a new way for Canadian and Mexican citizens to visit each other’s countries building stronger ties between the two nations that are already good friends and allies.
Flights are now available for booking through to April 27, 2019.
Details of Swoop’s service to Mexico:
Established in 2018, Swoop is Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, independently operated as part of the WestJet Group of companies, offering point-to-point scheduled service to 14 destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. Swoop offers completely unbundled products and services, creating the unique opportunity for travellers to control their costs and customize their experience by purchasing only the extras they desire.
Swoop operates a modern fleet of six Boeing 737-800 aircraft, equipped with in-seat power and Wi-Fi connectivity. A total of ten aircraft are expected in operation by the end of 2019.
Swoop’s mobile app allows travellers to quickly and easily book flights, manage bookings, check-in, view boarding passes, track flights and access Wi-Fi service in-flight.
For more details on Swoop, including employment opportunities, visit FlySwoop.com.
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