Monday, 29 April 2019

Canadian airline Swoop takes flight to London

Over the weekend the Canadian low-cost airline, Swoop launched an air service into London, but no the budget brand from WestJet hasn't followed its big brother with an international transatlantic service, this is London in Ontario.

The inaugural flight left Edmonton International Airport (YEG) at 0700 local time and welcomed by a water cannon salute upon arrival at London International Airport (YXU) at 1225 local time.

This is the first of three new routes the carrier is launching in London, with new services to Abbotsford, BC (YXX) and Halifax, NS (YHZ) which are scheduled to start on 24th May.  "The kick-off to our summer schedule and beginning of a very busy inaugural season starts with today's flight between London, ON and Edmonton, AB," said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. "Over the course of the next two months, we will be celebrating the launch of seven new routes and further establishing our place as a top choice for travellers in the Canadian ultra-low cost space."

"Today's inaugural flight marks the start of an exciting expansion to our Canadian network with Swoop," said Michael Seabrook, CEO and President of the London International Airport. "We are now the second focus city in Ontario for Swoop service, and among the first airports in Canada to offer true ultra-low-cost flight options to passengers. We expect these new flights will be popular with travellers, leading to the potential for more destinations from Swoop in the future."

"We are very pleased to have this connection into Southwestern Ontario with the new daily, non-stop service to London," said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport. "Destinations like London create excellent travel options for Edmontonians travelling to Ontario, while also supporting tourism and business growth in our region."

(Images Swoop)

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