Swoop (Fly) Within Canada for As Low As $39 One-Way
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A return flight within Canada can cost more than a return flight to Europe. But those days will soon be gone with Canada’s new budge airline Swoop offering ultra-low-cost flights within Canada.
A one-way flight between Abbotsford to Edmonton is as low as $39 one-way. However, there is a catch. You will not be fly out of major airports in big cities such as Toronto or Vancouver. Instead, Swoop operates out of smaller cities’ airports, such as Hamilton in Ontario or Abbotsford in British Columbia. These locations are an hour or more commute from big cities.
Also, you are allowed to have only one personal item. Anything extra will cost you money and so are extra amenities like WiFi, movies, snacks, drinks, and so on.
Most travellers wouldn’t mind paying for the extra items, given the fact they are getting such great deals on fares.
Swoop will start flying in June, but booking is available on its website (www.flyswoop.com) starting in June.
There are more low-cost carriers currently operating or will be operating from Canada internationally or locally. Here is a list of what we have so far:
Wow Air – Iceland based. Started in 2015.
Primera Air – Denmark/Latvia based. From May, 2018.
Flair Air – Kelowna based. In operation.
Jetlines – Vancouver based. From June 1, 2018.
Swoop – Owned by WestJet. From June, 2018.
More carriers mean more competition and lower prices. I hope we will see more of these low-cost carriers to make flying more affordable for Canadians. According to the 2017 Flight Price Index Canada ranks 65th out of 80, making it very expensive to fly out of Canada.