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Calgary Based Airline Swooping in to Grab Canada’s Low Cost Airfares, Adds New Routes

The ultra-not-expensive airline signals now is the time to escape the cold, with more frequent, affordable and convenient options this winter

Today, Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, is setting its sights south with newly added flights to Mexico and the Caribbean from Hamilton, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Abbotsford.

As Canadians plan to take winter vacations, according to Statistics Canada airfares are getting pricier, up more than 20 per cent in April 2022 compared to pre-pandemic April 2019. Over a three month period, from February to April of this year, airfares jumped by 13 per cent. Economist Hayley Berg blames the hikes on higher demand and soaring oil prices.

Swoop is on a mission to make travel more affordable and accessible for all Canadians.

The ultra-not-expensive airline recently completed a significant fleet expansion, inducting six new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to meet demand for ultra-low-cost leisure travel. Beginning in January, Swoop will restart service from Hamilton to Montego Bay. The ULCC will also add new frequencies to popular published routes from Hamilton to Punta Cana, Toronto to Cancun, Winnipeg to Puerto Vallarta, Edmonton to Mazatlán, as well as Abbotsford to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta.

“As Canada’s leading ultra-low fare airline, we are thrilled to be expanding sun-flying this winter. With winter weather upon us, demand for leisure travel down south is reaching new heights and we’re proud to meet that demand with this added capacity.”

Bob Cummings, President of Swoop

Canadians can unlock exclusive discounts at all-inclusive resorts when they book their ultra-not-expensive flight as part of a Swoop Getaway*. For added convenience, Swoop flights to warm and sunny destinations are also available through WestJet Vacations.

“We’re excited that travellers can once again take advantage of convenient flights to Jamaica as Swoop resumes its popular service between Hamilton and Montego Bay in the new year. The restart is indicative of the growth ahead for our travel and tourism industry in 2023 and comes just in time for travellers looking for a Caribbean destination this winter. Sun-seekers across the region will now have a low-cost option to enjoy the relaxing beaches and exciting attractions that the vibrant city of Montego Bay has to offer.”

Cole Horncastle, Executive Managing Director of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

In November, Swoop announced it had inducted six new 737 MAX 8 Aircraft. The carrier celebrated the completion of its 2022 fleet expansion as part of the WestJet Group’s strategic path forward.

“We are thrilled to see Swoop’s continued investment in the Hamilton community with the return of Swoop service to Montego Bay and added frequencies to Punta Cana. People from across the region enjoy the ease, convenience, and comfort of flying out of the John C. Munro International Airport right here in Hamilton. Increased Swoop services to popular destinations creates more jobs and boosts our local economy.”

Andrea Horwath, Mayor of Hamilton

With a one-way, all-in price to sunny escapes starting at just $159 CAD, Swoop outlined how affordable a vacation can be this winter when traveling with the new carrier.

Route Peak
Lowest one-way 
total price (CAD) 
Base Fare  
Taxes & Fees  
Days operating
per week
Hamilton to
Montego Bay
2x weekly$159.00$47.33$111.67Wednesdays and
Hamilton to
Punta Cana
2x weekly$199.00$90.68$108.32Wednesdays and  
Toronto to
8x per week  $269.00$126.73$99.32Daily, 2x
Winnipeg to
Puerto Vallarta   
3x weekly$399.00$290.73$99.32Tuesdays,
Saturdays and
Edmonton to
3x weekly$199.00$93.88$102.17Tuesdays,
Fridays and
Abbotsford to
Los Cabos
3x weekly$199.00$130.64$65.42Wednesdays,
Saturdays and
Abbotsford to
Puerto Vallarta
4x weekly$239.00$170.63$65.42Mondays,
Fridays and

Swoop’s fleet of ten Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft expanded this year to add six Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, for a total of 16 aircraft.

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