Swoop, WestJet’s new ultra-low-cost subsidiary, has announced its initial schedule and begun selling seats – including 2,000 $0 fares where pax only have to pay taxes and fees.
"Swoop is travel without the flair," said Bob Cummings, WestJet EVP, Strategy and the executive member responsible for the launch of the subsidiary.
"Buy the seat and customize the features you want,” Cummings added. “Canadians can book with us knowing that we have modern aircraft, strong financial backing and an experienced team that will get you there and back. All at fares that won't break the bank!"
Starting 20JUN, 2018, the airline will launch six weekly flights between Abbotsford and Hamilton and six weekly flights between Hamilton and Halifax. On 25JUN, 2018, Swoop will start six weekly flights between Hamilton and Edmonton and between Hamilton and Winnipeg.
Swoop's service between Abbotsford and Edmonton will start 25JUL, 2018 and will operate three-times daily. Overall, the airline’s initial schedule will feature 45 weekly flights: 24 from YHM and 27 from YXX.
Swoop will fly with Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 189 seats. Fares include only the seat and pax can purchase additional features including checked bags, movies, Wi-Fi, more legroom, snacks and beverages. Bringing a small personal item on board is free.
Details of Swoop's new non-stop service:
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