Swoop Hits Two Million Pax In Less Than Two Years

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

WestJet’s ultra-low-cost subsidiary Swoop is celebrating a milestone: two million passengers since its first flight took off in JUN 2018.

To commemorate the achievement, Swoop presented a happy passenger with a round-trip flight to anywhere Swoop flies. The lucky traveller, Travis Pickering, was surprised onboard a flight from YEG to LAS with his wife and two children.

"Reaching this milestone of having flown two million travellers in this short timeframe affirms the need for Canadians to have affordable air travel options," said Shane Workman, Head of Flight Operations, Swoop. 

"Swoop is humbled for the opportunity to be part of so many Canadians' travel plans. Whether they were travelling to visit family, take a vacation or for business, we are honoured that Swoop has been the airline of choice for two million travellers."

From an initial fleet of three aircraft and a network of five Canadian cities, the airline now boasts nine aircraft and service to 20 destinations throughout Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. Swoop also has plans for additional fleet and service to more destinations in 2020. The airline’s 2020 summer schedule will increase Swoop's frequency to 328 weekly flights.

In addition to the round-trip flight giveaway, Swoop also provided all travellers on the flight from Edmonton to Las Vegas with cookies, champagne and some fun Swoop swag. You can watch the celebration here.

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.