Swoop Airlines in Hamilton adding flight to Dominican Republic, and a third Florida city


Published December 16, 2022 at 11:19 am

Swoop Airlines is ramping up to even eight “sun-flying” destinations out of Hamilton this winter, including its inaugural service to the Dominican Republic.

The self-described “ultra-low fare airline” is four weeks away from its first flight to Punta Cana, the resort town in the eastern tip of the Dominican that is a top-3 tourist destination in Latin America. In the here and now, Swoop relaunched service to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Friday morning when flight WO812 took off from John C. Munro International Airport at 8:30 a.m., with a scheduled 11:40 a.m. touchdown at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

The first flight to Punta Cana is Jan. 11. Swoop is also restarting service to Montego Bay, Jamaica on Jan. 28.

Re-adding twice-weekly service to Fort Lauderdale gives Swoop three destinations in Florida. It has seven flights a week to Orlando and thrice-weekly service to St. Petersburg-Clearwater.

“As Canada’s leading ultra-low fare airline, we are thrilled to be expanding sun-flying from Hamilton with today’s flight to Fort Lauderdale,” Swoop president Bob Cummings stated. “We know how beloved Florida is as a vacation destination for residents of Southern Ontario, and so we’re proud to expand our footprint in the state.”

Swoop’s “introductory all-in one-way prices” to Fort Lauderdale start at $109.

The airline’s direct flights out of Hamilton also include Las Vegas in the southwestern United States and two resort areas in Mexico, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta.

The four-year-old airline is an independent subsidiary of the WestJet Group of Companies. Swoop has a fleet of 16 aircraft. It expanded this year by adding six Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes to a fleet of 10 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft.

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