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Swoop heads south for winter with sale fares starting from $99 CAD

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Swoop heads south for winter with sale fares starting from $99 CAD

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Airline becomes first Canadian ULCC to enter U.S. market

CALGARY, August 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Today Swoop became the first Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) to enter the U.S. market when it released its 2018/19 winter schedule with one-way sale fares starting as low as $99 CAD including taxes and fees, through to April 27, 2019. The schedule includes routes from Edmonton to Las Vegas and Mesa; Hamilton to Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa Bay; and Abbotsford to Las Vegas.

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"Our immediate success in Canada shows us travellers want more Swoop," said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. "Canadians have been waiting for ultra-low-cost fares into the U.S. for years and we are proud to be the airline to make it happen. There has been a lot of interest in our plans for the remaining three aircraft we receive this year and revealing this schedule today is a proud moment for the whole Swoop team."

Swoop has been vocal about its intention to repatriate the estimated 5 million Canadians that drive across the border each year to take ULCC flights in the U.S., and this winter schedule is positioned to attract both cross-border travellers and price-sensitive sun-seekers.

Flights are available for booking from October 11, 2018 to April 27, 2019.

To celebrate this important milestone, Swoop will be offering a web-only seat sale beginning on August 2, 2018.

Route

Air transportation

charges base fare

from

Taxes, fees

and charges

Total one-way price

from

Edmonton (YEG) - Las Vegas (LAS)

$27.64

$91.36

$119 †CAD

Las Vegas (LAS) - Edmonton (YEG)

$61.77

$37.23

$99 †CAD

Abbotsford (YXX) - Las Vegas (LAS)

$38.60

$60.40

$99 †CAD

Las Vegas (LAS) - Abbotsford (YXX)

$74.77

$24.23

$99 †CAD

Hamilton (YHM) - Orlando (MCO)

$30.74

$88.26

$119 †CAD

Orlando (MCO) - Hamilton (YHM)

$74.78

$24.22

$99 †CAD

Hamilton (YHM) - Tampa (TPA)

$30.74

$88.26

$119 †CAD

Tampa (TPA) - Hamilton (YHM)

$74.77

$24.23

$99 †CAD

Hamilton (YHM) - Las Vegas (LAS)

$30.74

$88.26

$119 †CAD

Las Vegas (LAS) - Hamilton (YHM)

$74.77

$24.23

$99 †CAD

Hamilton (YHM) - Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

$30.74

$88.26

$119 †CAD

Fort Lauderdale (FLL) - Hamilton (YHM)

$74.77

$24.23

$99 †CAD

Edmonton (YEG) - Mesa (AZA)

$29.07

$89.93

$119 †CAD

Mesa (AZA) - Edmonton (YEG)

$61.77

$37.23

$99 †CAD

†Book by August 7, 2018 (11:59 p.m. MDT) for travel between October 13, 2018 – February 13, 2019. 4100 seats available. Some blackout dates and restrictions apply. For more details, please visit FlySwoop.com/deals

The 2018/19 winter schedule will offer the following routes and frequencies:

Service Between

Service starts

Service Offered

Frequency

Edmonton and Las Vegas

October 11, 2018

Daily

11x weekly

Edmonton and Mesa

October 27, 2018

Wed, Sat

2x weekly

Hamilton and Las Vegas

October 26, 2018

Mon, Thu, Fri, Sun

4x weekly

Hamilton and Fort Lauderdale

October 26, 2018

Fri, Sat

2x weekly

Hamilton and Orlando

October 17, 2018

Tue, Wed, Sat

3x weekly

Hamilton and Tampa Bay

October 20, 2018

Wed, Thu, Sat

3x weekly

Abbotsford and Las Vegas

October 11, 2018

Mon, Thu, Sun

3x weekly

To learn more about Swoop's destinations, schedule and ultra-low-cost model visit FlySwoop.com or connect with Swoop on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas
"McCarran International Airport is pleased to welcome Swoop and its new flights to Las Vegas," said Clark County Aviation Director Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, who oversees North America's eighth-busiest airport. "Canada has long been our number one source of international travellers, as nearly 1.5 million Canadians visit Las Vegas annually. With these new, ultra-low-cost offerings Swoop will soon make it even easier for more people to experience all Las Vegas has to offer."

Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport
"We are excited to welcome Swoop to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport," said Mayor Jeff Serdy, Chairman of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. "The Greater Phoenix area has become one of the top destinations for Canadian air travelers looking to escape the cold winter weather. The addition of Swoop in Mesa increases the opportunity for even more sun-seeking visitors to come and experience the many top-quality restaurants, golf courses, and entertainment venues the Valley of the Sun has to offer."

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport 
"I am delighted to welcome Swoop to FLL's diverse portfolio of air carriers," said Mark Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation. "Canada is FLL's largest international market, and Swoop's new service will offer an ultra-low-cost alternative to travel to Greater Fort Lauderdale where travellers can experience the cultural and culinary amenities the region has to offer. Additionally, this service will provide a convenient, non-stop travel option for the residents of Broward County to visit the beautiful and historic city of Hamilton."

Orlando International Airport 
"Canada is our largest international market and we are pleased to see that the strong ties between Orlando and Canada are about to become even stronger with new service from Swoop," says Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. "Swoop's decision to make Orlando one of its first American markets speaks volumes to the value placed on this destination by travellers around the world."

Tampa International Airport 
"Canada continues to be TPA's largest international market served with 46 percent passenger growth over the past four years and we're thrilled to welcome Swoop aboard as a new option for our many Canadian visitors," Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano said. "This gives even more passengers the opportunity to come visit our world-famous beaches, theme parks, restaurants, museums and all that the Tampa Bay region has to offer."

Hamilton International Airport
"We are so thrilled to offer our customers new destinations in Florida with services to Tampa Bay and Fort Lauderdale. We are also excited to see increased frequencies for returning service from Hamilton International to Orlando and Las Vegas," said Cathie Puckering, President & CEO, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. "Thanks to Swoop, customers no longer have to cross the border to access affordable travel to these popular sunny destinations."

Edmonton International Airport
"Today marks a significant milestone for Swoop as they introduce new non-stop transborder service," said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport. "The addition of ultra-low-cost service from Edmonton to Las Vegas and Mesa will create new opportunities for passengers and emphasizes Swoop's confidence in the Edmonton Metro Region."

Abbotsford International Airport 
"I'm pleased to congratulate Swoop on their launch of a trans-border flight from YXX, providing international connections and destinations for travellers from across our region," said Mayor Henry Braun. "I look forward to seeing Swoop continue to expand their flight options at YXX for our growing city and region. YXX will continue to attract an increasing number of guests, particularly those Canadians who cross the border for airline travel."

About Swoop
Swoop has flown in to the Canadian travel market to provide the country with a no-frills, lower-fare air travel option that will get more Canadians travelling.  Swoop has the unique position of being the only ultra-low-cost carrier in Canada with a strong balance sheet, a modern fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft and a management team with deep knowledge of the aviation market. For more details on Swoop, including employment opportunities, sign up at FlySwoop.com

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