Canadian Low-Cost Airline Increases Flights to Winter Sun Destinations

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Low-cost Canadian airline Swoop announced this week that it will increase flights to some of Canada’s favorite winter vacation destinations just in time for the season.

The updated flight route schedule includes new routes as well as an expansion of some already established routes between Canadian cities and popular winter sun destinations. We have all the latest information for you below.

A Swoop Airlines Boeing 737-800 landing at its home base in Hamilton, Ontario

New flight routes from Canada to Cuba On Swoop

The main expansion of Swoop’s flight schedule is direct services between Toronto Pearson Airport and Varadero, Cuba, which has been a favorite vacation destination for Canadian travelers for decades.

“We are delighted to announce an expansion into the Caribbean, adding Varadero to our growing list of vacation destinations. Cuba is at the top of the list for Ontarians looking for an affordable beach getaway and we are proud to reaffirm our commitment to the region with more convenient, ultra-low rates,” said Tia McGrath, Swoop sales and distribution leader following the announcement.

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Swoop is the latest low-cost airline to add routes to Cuba

Other airlines such as Air Transat and Air Canada have already established flight services to Varadero, and now Swoop will join the mix of Canadian airlines offering direct flight services to Cuba.

Swoop is WestJet’s low-cost subsidiary airline, based in Hamilton, Ontario. The airline’s base in southern Ontario means that major international flights depart from nearby London, Hamilton and Toronto airports.

Young tourist walking on the beach in Cancun, Mexico

“We are delighted to welcome Swoop flights to Cuba, we are excited about this new partnership that means more capacity for Cuba from Canada,” announced Lessner Gómez, Director of the Cuban Tourism Office.

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“In this price-sensitive market, Swoop’s ultra-low cost structure will make it easier for Canadians to enjoy beautiful Cuba this winter,” he continued.

The launch of the new service of seasonal flights from Toronto (YYZ) to Varadero (VRA) is scheduled for January 11, 2023, with flight prices starting at $189 CAD one way.

Routes of the winter sun that come back in a tailspin

In addition to the new routes, Swoop is extending its winter schedule by restarting some previously canceled flight services to winter sun destinations from Canadian cities. Here are the latest flight updates, including frequencies and prices:

  • Direct flight services between London, Ontario and Cancun, Mexico: from the December 3, 2022. Prices from $129 CAD one way, twice a week.
  • Direct flight services between London, Ontario and Orlando, Florida: starting December 4, 2022. Prices from $89 CAD one way, twice a week.
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Revamped flight paths to Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is another popular winter vacation destination for Canadians from coast to coast. Beginning in December, Swoop will offer its revamped direct service to Fort Lauderdale from Toronto and Hamilton for $109 each way.

  • Direct flight services between Toronto and Fort Lauderdale: starting December 8, 2022. Prices from $109 CAD one way, 6 times per week.
  • Direct flight services between Hamilton, Ontario and Fort Lauderdale: starting December 9, 2022. Prices from $109 CAD one way, twice a week.

Before you book your trip, check the Swoop website for the latest flight departure times and prices.

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Swoop Increases Flights to US and Caribbean Destinations

In between the flight path expansion, Swoop will also add daily flight departures for the busy winter travel months between Toronto and Cancun, Toronto and Las Vegas, as well as frequent flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

  • Direct flights between Toronto and Las Vegas: 7 times a week, starting at $99 CAD each way.
  • Direct flights between Toronto and Cancun: 10 times per week, from $259 each way.
  • Direct flights between Toronto and Montego Bay: 6 times per week, starting at $189 CAD each way.
  • Direct flights between Toronto and Punta Cana: 5 times a week, prices from $179 each way.
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