The discount airline Swoop, a WestJet owned company, has postponed its plan for a Victoria route.
In a media release Tuesday, Swoop said due to the impacts of COVID-19, it had postponed planned seasonal service to Victoria, Kelowna, Charlottetown, Moncton and St. John’s and continues the current suspension of services to London and Winnipeg until October 24, 2020.
Swoop is also extending the temporary transborder and international route suspensions through September 13, 2020.
“We understand and share our travellers’ disappointment in this news,” Bert van der Stege, head of commercial of Swoop said in a statement. “Swoop is committed to working closely and collaboratively with our strategic airport partners to ensure Canadians have critical access to affordable air travel. We thank all our travellers, Swoopsters, valued airport partners and industry colleagues for their support during this time.”
Swoop also released its updated domestic schedule for summer with flights operating between July 1 – September 13, 2020. According to the self-described ultra-low-cost airline, while the schedule is reflective of the impacts of COVID-19, the airline’s summer schedule also shows signs of recovery with increased route frequencies representing a 70 per cent increase in total available seats, compared to May.
Domestic Route Suspensions from July 1 – October 24, 2020:
- Hamilton to St. John’s 7x weekly
- St. John’s to Hamilton 7x weekly
- Hamilton to Charlottetown 3x weekly
- Hamilton to Moncton 4x weekly
- Moncton to Hamilton 4x weekly
- Hamilton to Winnipeg 10x weekly
- Winnipeg to Hamilton 10x weekly
- Winnipeg to Abbotsford 7x weekly
- Abbotsford to Winnipeg 7x weekly
- Winnipeg to Victoria 4x weekly
- Victoria to Winnipeg 4x weekly
- Winnipeg to Kelowna 3x weekly
- Kelowna to Winnipeg 3x weekly
- Winnipeg to Edmonton 6x weekly
- Edmonton to Winnipeg 6x weekly
- London to Halifax 6x weekly
- Halifax to London 6x weekly
- London to Edmonton 6x weekly
- Edmonton to London 6x weekly
- London to Abbotsford 7x weekly
- Charlottetown to Hamilton 3x weekly
- Abbotsford to London 7x weekly
Domestic Routes Operating between July 1 – September 13, 2020
- Hamilton to Edmonton 6x weekly
- Edmonton to Hamilton 6x weekly
- Hamilton to Abbotsford 4x weekly
- Abbotsford to Hamilton 4x weekly
- Hamilton to Halifax 3x weekly
- Halifax to Hamilton 3x weekly
- Edmonton to Abbotsford 4x weekly
- Abbotsford to Edmonton 4x weekly
- Edmonton to Halifax (through-flight route) 2x weekly
- Halifax to Edmonton (through-flight route) 2x weekly
For more detailed flight information, visit Swoop’s website.