Swoop is celebrating the launch of two new inaugural flights this week from Edmonton International Airport with the start of non-stop service to Palm Springs, California on Dec. 16 and to Orlando (Sanford), Florida on Dec. 17.
The airline's twice weekly non-stop service to Palm Springs operates on Mondays and Thursdays, while flights between Edmonton and Orlando (Sanford) will operate weekly on Fridays.
In light of the Level 3 travel advisory being re-issued by the Government of Canada, Swoop, as part of the WestJet Group, is advocating for the preservation of the measures in place for fully-vaccinated international air travel.
"Since the onset of the pandemic, air travel has become the most tested and protected consumer activity in Canada," said Charles Duncan, president of Swoop. "With travellers being tested an average of twice throughout their international journey and as the only fully-vaccinated air travel sector in the world, we believe that vaccinations and testing are the right path forward for safe international air travel."
The ultra-low-cost carrier also recently announced a testing partnership with Azova, a digital health technology platform enabling travellers to more easily navigate and adhere to testing requirements with approved at-home testing kits and in-person testing options for travel.
Travellers can find up to date COVID-19 travel information at www.flyswoop.com/coronavirus.