Update: This was Swoop’s introductory price as of February 1. An update on Swoop can be found here.
Last year, WestJet finally introduced Swoop, its new ultra-low-cost airline, which is set to begin flying in early 2018.
Swoop promises to provide Canadians with a “no-frills” lower-fare travel option.
And today, Canada’s newest airline is up and running, offering the cheapest flight ever.
The cost? $7.50 one way, and it will take you from BC to Ontario and/or Ontario to BC. A return flight will cost you a cool $45.
The only catch is, the flights are from Abbotsford to Hamilton, or the other way around.
These aren’t the only cheap flights available through Swoop.
The airline, which also departs to and from Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Halifax, has other flights under $40, something unheard of in Canada.
Although Swoop will be making its official announcement regarding flights later today, it looks like its fares will be from $39, $69, and $99 one way, if booked within the next week.
Several blackout dates apply, and seats are limited – but still.
Abbotsford will be the major hub departing from BC, and it looks like Hamilton will be Swoop’s Ontario hub.
When it was first announced, Swoop was said to be based in Calgary alongside WestJet, but the exact location of the new low-cost carrier’s headquarters in the city hasn’t been officially announced yet.
WestJet had announced that they would be launching a new ultra-low cost airliner in April 2017. According to a release from the company at the time, the initial fleet will be comprised of 10 high-density Boeing 737-800s.
More to come as the airline makes its official announcements later today.