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Swoop heats up winter travel planning

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  •   08-31-2022  8:38 am
  •   Pax Global Media
Swoop heats up winter travel planning
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Today (Aug. 31), Swoop expanded its winter schedule with new routes, more frequencies and new service to Cuba.

Swoop will begin its seasonal, non-stop service between Toronto (YYZ) and Varadero (VRA) on January 11, 2023, and fares are starting as low as $189 one-way.

"We're thrilled to be announcing an expansion in the Caribbean, adding Varadero to our growing list of vacation destinations," said Tia McGrath, Leader, Distribution and Sales. "Cuba tops the list for Ontarians seeking an affordable beach getaway and we're proud to reaffirm our commitment to the region with more ultra-convenient and ultra-low fares."

Sun and fun routes re-started

As part of its expanding winter schedule, Swoop will restart service to some popular sun and fun routes. 

Swoop is bringing sun flying back to London, ON (YXU) beginning December 3 with non-stop service to Cancun (CUN) starting on December 3 and to Orlando (Sanford) on December 4. 

In addition, the airline will restart service to Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) from both Toronto (YYZ) and Hamilton (YHM) on December 8 and December 9, respectively.

"We know that choice and value are important to Canadians planning vacations," continued McGrath, "We have several options available for our ultra-not-expensive flights to be packaged with all-inclusive resorts or vacation properties."

Through Swoop Getaways, travellers can pair Swoop flights with thousands of hotel, resort and vacation properties, unlocking hotel discounts. 

Those looking for a pre-packaged vacation can add a Swoop flight to a WestJet Vacation when they book through online travel agencies. 

Swoop has also partnered with The Special Travel Corporation, whose travel agents can book custom packages with Swoop flights.

Lessner Gomes, director of the Cuba Tourist Board says, "We are thrilled to welcome Swoop flights to Cuba, we are excited with this new partnership which means more capacity to Cuba from Canada. In this price-sensitive market, Swoop's ultra-low-cost structure will make it easier for Canadians this winter to enjoy beautiful Cuba."

Scott McFadzean, president and CEO of London International Airport reports that its airport and Swoop saw strong growth through 2019 and the first quarter of 2020 prior to the pandemic restrictions. 

He concludes: "It is amazing to have Swoop back offering these incredible destinations at low rates from your local easy and comfortable airport."

Swoop has increased the frequency of flying on many existing routes, with daily flights from Toronto to Cancun and Las Vegas and near-daily flights to Montego Bay and Punta Cana. 

Winter schedule

Full details of Swoop's expanded winter schedule can be found below:

Route
Peak Weekly
Frequency

One-way total
price (CAD)

Base Fare
(CAD)

Taxes &
Fees (CAD)

Toronto to Varadero
3x weekly

$189.00

$73.04

$115.96

Toronto to Ft. Lauderdale
6x weekly

$109.00

$13.05

$95.95

Toronto to St. Pete-Clearwater
2x weekly

$119.00

$23.97

$95.03

Toronto to Orlando
6x weekly

$119.00

$23.97

$95.03

Toronto to Las Vegas
7x weekly

$99.00

$4.92

$94.08

Toronto to Cancun
10x weekly

$259.00

$156.62

$102.38

Toronto to Kingston
5x weekly

$189.00

$71.68

$117.32

Toronto to Montego Bay
6x weekly

$189.00

$71.68

$117.32

Toronto to Punta Cana
5x weekly

$179.00

$65.03

$113.97

Toronto to Puerto Vallarta
2x weekly

$299.00

$196.62

$102.38

Toronto to Los Cabos
2x weekly

$239.00

$136.62

$102.38

Hamilton to Ft. Lauderdale
2x weekly

$109.00

$18.43

$90.57

Hamilton to Las Vegas
4x weekly

$119.00

$29.35

$89.65

Hamilton to St. Pete-Clearwater
3x weekly

$139.00

$48.40

$90.60

Hamilton to Orlando
4x weekly

$99.00

$10.30

$88.70

Hamilton to Cancun
3x weekly

$239.00

$142.27

$96.73

Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta
1x weekly

$199.00

$90.68

$108.32

London to Orlando
2x weekly

$89.00

$18.75

$70.25

London to Cancun
2x weekly

$129.00

$53.69

$75.31

Edmonton to Mesa
2x weekly

$219.00

$115.33

$103.67

Edmonton to Las Vegas
6x weekly

$99.00

$2.21

$96.79

Edmonton to Mazatlán
1x weekly

$299.00

$230.52

$68.48

Edmonton to Puerto Vallarta
2x weekly

$259.00

$153.77

$105.23

Edmonton to Los Cabos
2x weekly

$219.00

$115.53

$103.47

Winnipeg to Mesa
2x weekly

$159.00

$128.65

$30.35

Winnipeg to Orlando
2x weekly

$149.00

$46.83

$102.17

Winnipeg to Puerto Vallarta
2x weekly

$449.00

$340.62

$108.38

Abbotsford to Mazatlán
1x weekly

$179.00

$73.77

$105.23

Abbotsford to Los Cabos
2x weekly

$269.00

$200.52

$68.48

Abbotsford to Puerto Vallarta
3x weekly

$299.00

$230.52

$68.48


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