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CALGARY, AB – February 1, 2019/CNW/- Today marks the one-year sales anniversary for Swoop. In its first year of sales, Swoop has welcomed 556,673 travellers onboard, sold more than 800, 000 fares and grown from 21 employees to over 300 dedicated Swoopsters in its bases of Hamilton and Edmonton as well as its headquarters in Calgary.
The ultra-low-cost airline has grown from its introductory five-destination Canadian network of Abbotsford, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton and Halifax to 17 destinations, spanning four countries. Swoop added service to five U.S. cities in October of 2018, Montego Bay, Jamaica in December of 2018, and three destinations in Mexico this past January.
“What I find impressive is that half of our fares were sold for less than $100 CAD all-in,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. “We have delivered to our travellers exactly what we intended by staying true to our model. We continue to focus on keeping our operating costs in check and our fleet and network growth unfolding as designed.”
Swoop’s fleet has grown from two to six aircraft, with four more expected by the end of 2019. Included in Swoop’s current for-sale network are the newly announced destinations of Kelowna BC, London ON and Oakland CA, which are part of the summer schedule that begins April 27, 2019.
In celebration, Swoop is offering X,XXX seats with limited $1 fares plus taxes and fees (each way). Seats are now available for purchase on www.flyswoop.com. This is a limited number of SALEversary fares where the traveller only pays $1 plus the associated taxes and fees.
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 17 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 seven Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, equipped with in-seat power and Wi-Fi connectivity. For more details on Swoop, including employment opportunities, visit FlySwoop.com.
To contact media relations for Swoop, please email [email protected].