Since high average fares are quite typical of the Canadian market, it was not difficult to foresee the launch of one or more Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier (ULCC) ventures north of the 45th parallel. Despite being the
Swoop, the ultra-low-cost subsidiary of Canada’s WestJet, has postponed the commencement of U.S. services until Oct. 27 as all regulatory approvals have not yet been granted to the airline. Under the “Advisories” section of its website,
European low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced it is expanding its overseas and long-haul operations to Canada. Already serving numerous cities throughout the United States under its Norwegian Long Haul, Norwegian Air UK and
Swoop, Canada’s newest airline, has unveiled its intentions to start flights to the United States. In an application to the US Department of Transportation, the airline has stated intentions to begin transborder flights in October.