Swoop receives air operators certificate approval from Transport Canada
CALGARY, June 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, Swoop has officially been granted its air operating certificate (AOC) approval by Transportation Canada. With just over a week to go until Swoop's inaugural flight from Hamilton, ON to Abbotsford, BC the coming days are set to be filled with milestone moments for Canada's first true ultra-low cost airline.
An AOC affirms that a commercial air service complies with detailed and complex aviation regulations, related to:
- Aircraft airworthiness;
- Personnel training and licensing;
- Flight and crew manuals;
- Base of operations and scheduled points of service.
"Receiving our air operators certificate ticks the last check-box," said Steven Greenway, President and Chief Executive Officer of Swoop. "We're immensely proud of the Swoop inflight, maintenance and operations teams for getting us here. And we're ready for takeoff on June 20."
Swoop has flown in to the Canadian travel market to provide the country with a no-frills, lower-fare air travel option that will get more Canadians travelling. Swoop has the unique position of being the only ultra-low-cost carrier in Canada with a strong balance sheet, a modern fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft and a management team with deep knowledge of the aviation market. For more details on Swoop, its 2018 launch plans and employment opportunities, sign up at FlySwoop.com.
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