Canada’s Swoop has started flying between Canada and Cuba.
The ultra low cost carrier (ULCC) made its first flight between the two countries when Swoop flight WO 652 flew from Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport in Varadero (VRA) on 11 January 2023.
Swoop is flying the Toronto – Varadero route three times a week, a flight of about 3 hours 40 minutes.
In addition to the Varadero inaugural flight, Swoop also began new, non-stop service between Hamilton (YHM) and Punta Cana (PUJ). It will fly this route twice a week.
In total, Swoop is operating over 100 flights per week to 13 vacation destinations across the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean this winter season.
All of Swoop’s Boeing 737 fleet has a single class with 189 seats. The 737-800 NG aircraft have 39 extra legroom seats with a 34-38 in. seat pitch). All the other seats have a miserable 29-30 pitch.
Swoop is an ultra low cost airline carrier owned by WestJet. It is headquartered in Calgary and it’s main base is Hamilton. It offers scheduled service to destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean.
Routes: Swoop between about 12 cities in Canada and from Canada to sunshine destinations in the USA, Mexico and Caribbean including:
- Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, St Petersburg-Clearwater, Phoenix, Las Vegas
- Cancun, Los Cabos, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta
- Kingston, Montego Bay, Punta Cana, Varadero
Fleet: Swoop has an all Boeing fleet of 16 737 aircraft:
- 10 Boeing 737-800 NG
- 6 Boeing 737 MAX 8
N.B. Image credit: Swoop