A new airline is causing an uproar in Canadian airspace by offering cross-country fares as low as $29 each way. Swoop, an offshoot of WestJet, launched service on June 20th and has adopted the model of budget-friendly airlines which upcharge for basic conveniences and shuttle passengers between smaller airports that are easier on the wallet.
At the launch of their service, the airline offers direct flights to Canadian cities such as Halifax, Nova Scotia; Hamilton, Ontario; and Abbotsford, British Columbia. They also fly into two major Canadian cities: Winnipeg, Manitoba and Edmonton, Alberta. Swoop hopes to bring their ultra-cheap fares across the border to the United States this fall with flights from Canada into Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa, as well as Las Vegas and Phoenix.