WestJet’s “ultra-low-cost” airline Swoop officially takes flight on June 20, 2018, the airline announced Thursday.
The discount airline will initially offer six weekly flights between Abbotsford and Hamilton and six weekly flights between Hamilton and Halifax. Beginning June 25, Swoop will expand service with the addition of six weekly flights between Hamilton and Edmonton and between Hamilton and Winnipeg.
Swoop created quite a buzz Thursday when it offered $7.50 one-way flights between Abbotsford, B.C. to Hamilton and Abbotsford to Edmonton. Those ultra-cheap flights sold out quickly.
Breaking news… fares are $7.50 from Abbotsford to Hamilton on @FlySwoop This is @WestJet new ultra-low cost carrier. If you are in #Toronto and want to get out to #Vancouver go to the Swoop website now your return flight will be a bargain ✈️✈️✈️
— YYJ RNT (@Victoria_Renton) February 1, 2018
WestJets new airline Swoop has flights for $7.50?! That's cheaper than my Starbucks #FlySwoop
— Kirsten Davis (@KirstenDavis_) February 1, 2018
Swoop’s fleet consists of Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 189 seats. Customers pay fares for only the seat, but can bring a small personal item on board for free. There’s also an option to pay more to check bags, watch movies, use Wi-Fi, more legroom, and buy on-board snacks and beverages.