Ultra-Low-Cost Airline Swoop to Add 737 MAX Fleet

On Wednesday, one of Canada’s ultra-low-cost carriers (ULCC), Swoop announced that it will be adding six new Boeing 737-MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet. The move will increase the carrier's fleet from 10 to 16 aircraft. The 737 orders will help the airline accommodate the significant increase in passenger demand…

Canada’s ULCC Swoop To Triple Its Fleet To 30 Aircraft

As the world progresses towards re-establishing some kind of post-pandemic normality and the airline industry works at regaining the years of lost growth, carriers are doing their best to position themselves so they can take advantage of the rebound in demand. Canadian Ultra Low-Cost Carrier Swoop, a fully-owned subsidiary of…

New Airline Joins Canada’s Expanding Aviation Market in Alberta

The Canadian province of Alberta will have another scheduled passenger airline operating from Calgary in 2022. Charter airline Enerjet is rebranding to Lynx Air and plans to operate an ultra-low-cost business model in competition against WestJet subsidiary Swoop that is also headquartered in the province’s most populous city. Lynx Air…

Canadian Low-Cost Carrier Swoop Introduces New Flight to Jamaica

On Friday, Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop announced its second destination in the Caribbean from Toronto Pearson International Airport, growing its winter holiday portfolio. Specifically, the Calgary-based airline will launch flights to Kingston, Jamaica, two times weekly on a Boeing 737-800 beginning in December. Starting on Dec. 8, Swoop will fly…

Trip Report: Flying on a Swoop Boeing 737-800 from Hamilton…

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 first new ULCC, NewLeaf Airlines never really started their operations before they were eventually taken…

Canada’s Ultra-Low-Cost-Carrier Flair Announces Rebranding Strategy

Canada’s ultra-low-cost carrier (ULC) Flair Air announced a rebranding strategy on Wednesday. The rebranding strategy includes new crew uniforms, a new aircraft livery, an all-new website, a new logo, and more. New flight attendant uniforms are designed by Canadian designers CarryCorp, with a release date of April 2019. A freshly designed aircraft livery…

Swoop’s U.S. Operations Still Awaiting Full Regulatory Approval, Forced to…

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, the airline has apologized for the inconvenience to customers, giving the following reason for the…

WestJet’s Swoop Unveils U.S. Plans in DOT Application

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. The carrier plans to serve Las Vegas, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, and Phoenix. The application…

WestJet and Swoop Pilots Agree to Unionization

Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet has come to an agreement with pilots for its subsidiary Swoop to allow them to unionize. The agreement has come as the end of a months-long saga between WestJet and its pilots. A first contract between the pilots and the airline is expected to be completed…