CALGARY, AB – September 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Today Swoop announced Montego Bay, Jamaica as its first Caribbean sun-destination. Twice weekly service from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) begins December 16, 2018 through to April 24, 2019.
"The addition of Montego Bay to our network is another important milestone,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. “Many Canadians of Jamaican origin live in the Toronto area, which makes this new route ideal for connecting friends, family and loved ones, as does the vacation appeal of replacing ten feet of snow with ten miles of white sand beaches this winter."
“We are very excited to see Swoop continue to grow and expand its route offerings,” said Cathie Puckering, President & CEO, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. “Swoop began operation in June with domestic service, before adding U.S. destinations beginning this fall and further adding Caribbean service which will begin in December. We are proud to partner with Swoop and look forward to bringing our customers more services and destination offerings.”
"MBJ welcomes Swoop from Hamilton, Canada,” said Rafael Echevarne, CEO of MBJ Airports Limited. “We congratulate Swoop in the commencement of this service to Montego Bay which will provide passengers in Hamilton and the surrounding area a great additional option to visit Montego Bay and Jamaica. We look forward to this service and the additional passengers from this service. Welcome to Montego Bay and Jamaica."
Swoop is the first Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier to provide sun-service from Canada to the U.S. and Caribbean, with the addition of Montego Bay complementing the five U.S destinations that were announced with the winter schedule release on August 2, 2018.
Flights are now available for booking through to April 24, 2019.
To celebrate this Caribbean connection, Swoop will be offering a web-only seat sale as follows:
International Sale – in effect September 12, 2018
North American Sale – in effect September 4, 2018
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 11 destinations in Canada, the U.S. 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 four Boeing 737-800 aircraft, equipped with in-seat power and Wi-Fi connectivity. A total of six aircraft are expected in operation by the end of 2018.
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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