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WestJet's new ultra-low-cost carrier launches in Canada next week

Ainsley Smith Jun 14, 2018 11:01 am 9,954

Canada’s skies are going to be more colourful next week, as WestJet’s new ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop is about to take flight.

On June 20, Swoop’s inaugural flight from Hamilton, ON to Abbotsford, BC will take place, officially kicking off the airline’s services.

While the airliner often offers incredible low-cost seat deals (it previously had one-way flights from BC to Ontario and vice versa for $7.50), a one-way flight from Abbotsford to Hamilton can cost anywhere between $129 to $229.

swoop June 20

Abbotsford to Hamilton/Fly Swoop

Currently, Swoop is the only ultra-low-cost carrier in Canada and has flight hubs in Halifax, Hamilton, Edmonton, Abbotsford, and Winnipeg, with more destinations planned for the future.



To make travelling with them even easier, the airliner recently launched a mobile app ahead of its first flight.

The app allows travellers to purchase WiFi and entertainment amenities in addition to being able to quickly and easily book flights, manage bookings, check-in, view boarding passes, and track flights.


Swoop enters the Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier market. (CNW Group/WestJet)

When travelling with Swoop, you’re just paying for your seat, which means all extras are à la carte — but perhaps not quite as much as you might think.

Priority boarding can be added for $10.50, while checking a bag will run you an additional $26.25.

Inflight movies, WiFi, and more legroom can also be purchased.

Currently, the airline has four Boeing 737-800 aircrafts, providing customers with increased flight frequency.

Full details on Swoop can be found here.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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