Swoop adding $59 Atlantic Canada flights to Hamilton airport schedule


Published March 6, 2023 at 1:20 pm

Travellers looking to get away from the sprawl will soon have even more options from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

Swoop announced today (March 6) that it is expanding its domestic routes within Canada, with the Hamilton airport playing a pivotal role for connections between Southern Ontario and Atlantic Canada. The self-described ultra-low cost carrier, which is an independent subsidiary of WestJet, said it will restore Hamilton-to-Charlottetown service and will also add flights between Hamilton and Deer Lake, N.L., which is on the northwest corner of the island of Newfoundland (more than 600 km from St. John’s).

Fares from Hamilton to either Charlottetown (thrice weekly, each way) or Deer Lake (twice in each direction) start at $59 (one way). (Swoop emphasizes that seats at those fares are limited, and may not be available on all flights.)

Swoop will also be adding service between Pearson Airport in Mississauga and Deer Lake. It is also adding a route between London, Ont., and Abbotsford, B.C., in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.

“We’re proud to be expanding our footprint from coast to coast with our summer schedule,” said Bob Cummings, President of Swoop. “Convenience and affordability are paramount, so we’re focusing our ultra-not-expensive flights in true (ultra low-cast carrier) markets that enable more Canadians to explore their big, beautiful backyard.”

Swoop will also operate daily flights from southern Ontario into Halifax and St. John’s and near daily flights to Charlottetown.

The airline’s 16-strong fleet includes 10 Boeing 737-800 NG planes and six Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

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