Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Canada's Swoop will head to Jamaca in December, the airline said today.

The ultra-low-cost airline owned by Canada's WestJet, Swoop has announced a new route today. The latest addition to the route network for the carrier will be Montego Bay, Jamaica.

The airline advises that its first Caribbean sun-destination will be Montego Bay in Jamaica. The airline will operate a service from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) twice a week starting on 16th December until 24th April next year. 

"The addition of Montego Bay to our network is another important milestone," said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. "Many Canadians of Jamaican origin live in the Toronto area, which makes this new route ideal for connecting friends, family and loved ones, as does the vacation appeal of replacing ten feet of snow with ten miles of white sand beaches this winter.".

"We are very excited to see Swoop continue to grow and expand its route offerings," said Cathie Puckering, President & CEO, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. "Swoop began operation in June with domestic service, before adding U.S. destinations beginning this fall and further adding Caribbean service which will begin in December. We are proud to partner with Swoop and look forward to bringing our customers more services and destination offerings."

"MBJ welcomes Swoop from Hamilton, Canada," said Rafael Echevarne, CEO of MBJ Airports Limited. "We congratulate Swoop in the commencement of this service to Montego Bay which will provide passengers in Hamilton and the surrounding area a great additional option to visit Montego Bay and Jamaica. We look forward to this service and the additional passengers from this service. Welcome to Montego Bay and Jamaica."

Swoop is the first Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier to provide sun-service from Canada to the U.S. and Caribbean, with the addition of Montego Bay complementing the five U.S destinations that were announced with the winter schedule release on August 2, 2018. The airline operates a modern fleet of four Boeing 737-800 aircraft, equipped with in-seat power and Wi-Fi connectivity and the carrier expects to have six aircraft in operation by the end of 2018.

Flights are now available for booking through to April 24, 2019.
Service Between
Service starts
Service Offered
Hamilton and Montego Bay, JM
December 16, 2018
Wed, Sun
2x weekly

To celebrate this Caribbean connection, Swoop will be offering a web-only seat sale as follows:
International Sale – in effect September 12, 2018
Service Between
Air transportation
charges base fare
Taxes, fees and
Number of seats
available at sale
Total one-
price from 
Hamilton and Montego Bay
$149 CAD
Montego Bay and Hamilton
$149 CAD

†Book by September 18, 2018 (11:59 p.m. MDT) for travel between January 9, 2019 and February 27, 2019. 200 seats available. Some blackout dates and restrictions apply. For more details, please visit
(photos Swoop)