Airlines Swoop announces fourth aircraft and increases Hamilton schedule

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Canadian Ultra-Low-Cost-Carrier Swoop has announced, that it will add a fourth aircraft to its fleet. Routes from Hamilton will be increased.

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The fourth Boeing 737-800 is expected to join the fleet in Summer, when the carrier aims to commence operations. With the aircraft, Swoop plans to add 13 additional weekly flights from and to Hamilton.

"We're excited to get growing with the addition of our fourth aircraft." said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop, who joined the company earlier this month. "The increased frequency schedule allows us to offer travellers even more opportunity and flexibility to explore Canada or visit family and friends during the peak summer season."

From June 20, 2018, the carrier will connect the cities Abbotsford, Hamilton, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Halifax. The carrier started selling tickets on February 1, 2018.

Swoop will increase its operations on followings routes from at Hamilton International Airport:

Hamilton-Edmonton from 7 to 13 times weekly

Hamilton-Abbotsford from 6 to 11 times weekly

Hamilton-Halifax from 6 to 7 times weekly

Hamilton-Winnipeg from 6 to 7 times weekly

Cathie Puckering, President & CEO, Hamilton International Airport, said: "We are thrilled that after only seven weeks on the market, Swoop is already increasing frequency out of Hamilton International. The addition of the 13 weekly flights provides passengers with even more flexibility when travelling to key regional destinations [...] Last year 599,146 passengers flew to and from Hamilton International and we are excited about the growth we are already seeing in 2018."

Overall, the airline is set to operate 59 weekly flights as of August 16, 2018.

Swoop is an Ultra-Low-Cost-Carrier, headquartered in Calgary, Canada. The airline is wholly owned by WestJet and was founded in September 2017. The main operational base will be in Calgary. The carrier plans to operate with Boeing 737-800 aircraft. By Spring 2019, the airline aims to fly with 10 aircraft.

Source © flyswoop.com

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