Airline inaugurates new route between London, ON and Edmonton, AB
CALGARY, April 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Today Swoop celebrates the launch of air service in London, Ontario.
The inaugural flight departs Edmonton International Airport (YEG) at 7:00 a.m. local time and will be welcomed by a water cannon salute upon arrival at London International Airport (YXU) at 12:25 p.m. local time. Travellers at both airports will be invited to take part in a gate celebration that includes refreshments, sweet treats and gifts.
This is the first of three new routes launching in London, with service to Abbotsford, BC (YXX) and Halifax, NS (YHZ) beginning on May 24, 2019.
"The kick-off to our summer schedule and beginning of a very busy inaugural season starts with today's flight between London, ON and Edmonton, AB," said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. "Over the course of the next two months we will be celebrating the launch of seven new routes and further establishing our place as a top choice for travellers in the Canadian ultra-low cost space."
"Today's inaugural flight marks the start of an exciting expansion to our Canadian network with Swoop," said Michael Seabrook, CEO and President of the London International Airport. "We are now the second focus city in Ontario for Swoop service, and among the first airports in Canada to offer true ultra-low-cost flight options to passengers. We expect these new flights will be popular with travellers, leading to the potential for more destinations from Swoop in the future."
"We are very pleased to have this connection into Southwestern Ontario with the new daily, non-stop service to London," said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport. "Destinations like London create excellent travel options for Edmontonians travelling to Ontario, while also supporting tourism and business growth in our region."
Flights are now available for booking through to October 26, 2019.
Details of Swoop's service from London, ON
Air transportation charges (ATC) base fare from
Taxes, fees and charges
Total One- Way Price From*
London, ON and Edmonton
7 x weekly
London, ON and Abbotsford
Daily (starts May 24, 2019)
7 x weekly
London, ON and Halifax
Daily, except Saturday (starts May 24, 2019)
6 x weekly
*Every day low fares. Lower promotional fares may be available during select travel periods.
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 16 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 NG 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.