Ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop is celebrating its sixth Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which entered into service via WO flight 360 from Toronto to Halifax.
In under ten months, Swoop has added six new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its existing fleet of ten Boeing 737-800 NGs, bringing its total fleet size to 16 aircraft.
It reflects Swoop's growth in 2022 as the carrier adds 12 new destinations to its network with more to come in 2023.
"We're thrilled to be celebrating the entry into service of our sixth new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, increasing our capacity and sustainability with the most fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft on the market," said Bob Cummings, president of Swoop. "This achievement is a testament to our commitment to providing Canadians with more access to affordable and convenient air travel options and in response to heightened demand for travel. This winter we are excited to be able to offer expanded sun-flying capacity from cities across Canada, with the ability to fly Swoop in combination with a WestJet Vacations package."
The airline's fleet additions have entered service at critical times this year, allowing the ULCC to expand service offerings at times of peak demand.
||Entry into Service Date
||June 30, 2022
||June 30, 2022
||August 9, 2022
||October 22, 2022
||November 4, 2022
||November 20, 2022
"At Swoop, we name our aircraft in reference to the pillars of our company, showing our appreciation for people, places and things that make us who we are," said Cummings. "#Swoopon" highlights our commitment to providing always-affordable air service to Canadians. "#Swoopster" is named after our employees, who work tirelessly every day to deliver ultra-affordable air service to Canadians. "#Halifax", "#Winnipeg, "#Kelowna" and "#Charlottetown" celebrate some of the communities we serve and the partnerships within that are critical to our operation."