You can fly from Ontario to Las Vegas for only $119 this winter

Aug 2 2018, 4:33 pm

Birds aren’t the only ones flying south this winter.

After successfully launching in Canada this June, WestJet’s new ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) Swoop has become the first Canadian ULCC to enter the US market.

That’s right, you’ll soon be able to enjoy ultra-low-cost one-way flights from Ontario to the US starting this winter.

“Our immediate success in Canada shows us travellers want more Swoop,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop.

“Canadians have been waiting for ultra-low-cost fares into the US for years and we are proud to be the airline to make it happen. There has been a lot of interest in our plans for the remaining three aircraft we receive this year and revealing this schedule today is a proud moment for the whole Swoop team.”

Since its inception, “Swoop has been vocal about its intention to repatriate the estimated 5 million Canadians that drive across the border each year to take ULCC flights in the US, and this winter schedule is positioned to attract both cross-border travellers and price-sensitive sun-seekers,” reads a statement from the airline.

And now travellers looking to escape the inevitable Ontario cold can book a Swoop flight to select US cities from October 17 to April 27, as part of the airlines 2018/2019 winter schedule. 

The schedule includes routes from Hamilton to Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa Bay.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip (f11photo/Shutterstock)

The 2018/2019 winter schedule will offer the following routes and frequencies:

Service Between

Service starts

Service Offered


Hamilton and Las Vegas

October 26, 2018

Mon, Thu, Fri, Sun

4x weekly

Hamilton and Fort Lauderdale

October 26, 2018

Fri, Sat

2x weekly

Hamilton and Orlando

October 17, 2018

Tue, Wed, Sat

3x weekly

And to celebrate this important milestone, Swoop is offering a web-only seat sale beginning on August 2.


Air transportation charges base fare from: Taxes, fees and charges:

Total one-way price from:

Hamilton (YHM) – Orlando (MCO)

$30.74 $88.26

$119 CAD

Orlando (MCO) – Hamilton (YHM) $74.78 $24.23 $99 CAD
Hamilton (YHM) – Tampa (TPA) $30.74 $88.26 $119 CAD
Tampa (TPA) – Hamilton (YHM) $74.77 $24.23 $99 CAD
Hamilton (YHM) – Las Vegas (LAS) $30.74 $88.26 $119 CAD
Las Vegas (LAS) – Hamilton (YHM) $74.77 $24.23 $99 CAD
Hamilton (YHM) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) $30.74 $88.26 $119 CAD
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Hamilton (YHM) $74.77 $24.23 $99 CAD

Just remember, 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.

Full details on Swoop can be found here.

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