CALGARY, Alberta. March 22, 2018. Today, Swoop announced the addition of a fourth Boeing 737-800 aircraft, and an increased weekly frequency schedule out of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport beginning August 16, 2018.
The announcement comes less than two months after Swoop announced its initial schedule release on February 1, with service starting from Abbotsford, Hamilton, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Halifax, beginning June 20, 2018.
“We're excited to get growing with the addition of our fourth aircraft.”
The addition of a fourth aircraft will increase weekly frequency almost two-fold for Hamilton-Edmonton and Hamilton-Abbotsford, while service from Hamilton to Halifax and Winnipeg will now be offered daily.
"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."
"We are thrilled that after only seven weeks in 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." said Cathie Puckering, President & CEO, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. "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 increase will see Swoop operating 59 weekly flights as of August 16, 2018.
Details of Swoop's increased service:
An increase of 13 weekly flights will almost double the daily frequency between Hamilton-Edmonton and Hamilton-Abbotsford as well add 1 weekly flight to the schedule for Hamilton-Halifax and Hamilton-Winnipeg.
Hamilton-Edmonton increases from 7 to 13 times weekly
Hamilton-Abbotsford increases from 6 to 11 times weekly†
Hamilton-Halifax increases from 6 to 7 times weekly
Hamilton-Winnipeg increases from 6 to 7 times weekly
†The Hamilton-Abbotsford frequency schedule will increase from August 16-September 5 only, reverting to 6 weekly flights from September 6 - December 13, 2018.