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Swoop expands BC summer schedule, adds Victoria service

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  •   03-31-2021  10:01 am
  •   Pax Global Media
Swoop expands BC summer schedule, adds Victoria service
Swoop is expanding its summer schedule in BC. (Swoop)
Pax Global Media

Ultra low-cost airline Swoop is expanding its summer schedule, bringing new routes and more low fares to British Columbia.

The airline's summer schedule includes new service to Victoria and celebrates the return and addition of new routes from Kelowna

"Our summer schedule expansion is in response to strong advance sales and in anticipation of demand from Canada's most price-conscious travellers as they look towards the accelerated pace of vaccine rollouts across the country," said Charles Duncan, president of Swoop. "We are thrilled to be offering Canadians even more opportunities to connect with British Columbia's vibrant West Coast and Okanagan region this summer." 

The airline, which had previously postponed planned operations to Victoria in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will now see an increase of flights and routes in three cities within British Columbia, ensuring that Canadians across the province have access to domestic air travel at an affordable price tag. 

Swoop's new service to Victoria will include flights from Toronto, ON and Edmonton, AB

In addition, beginning June 20, 2021, service to Kelowna will now be available from Hamilton, ON and once again from Winnipeg, MB

"As we continue to plan for recovery, our focus remains on ensuring the safe reopening of air travel within Canada," said Duncan. "When the time comes for a safe resumption of travel, it will be critical to ensure access to affordable travel exists within our borders and Swoop is strategically positioned to meet that need in British Columbia and across the country."

Planned Network Service: New and Returning Routes   

Route 
Frequency 
Planned Start Date  
Toronto – Victoria  
Up to 6x weekly
May 20, 2021  
Edmonton – Victoria
Up to 7x weekly
May 20, 2021  
Hamilton – Kelowna
Up to 6x weekly
June 20, 2021
Winnipeg – Kelowna
Up to 3x weekly
June 20, 2021

Additional BC Network Service

Route 
Frequency 
Abbotsford – Edmonton  
Up to 21x weekly
Abbotsford – Hamilton
Up to 7x weekly
Abbotsford – Toronto
Up to 7x weekly
Abbotsford – Winnipeg
Up to 7x weekly
Kelowna – Toronto
Up to 7x weekly

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