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Swoop Announces New Route to San Diego from Edmonton and Abbotsford

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Swoop announced service to San Diego from Edmonton and Abbotsford, beginning October 4, 2019.

This announcement comes one week after the release of Swoop’s 2019 winter schedule which offers non-stop flights in 39 markets.

As a complement to the published winter schedule, Swoop has added three-times-weekly service between Edmonton International Airport and three-times-weekly service between Abbotsford International Airport and San Diego International Airport. The non-stop San Diego routes are offered every Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

“San Diego is an excellent addition to our winter line-up with a schedule that encourages weekend excursions by air,” said Karen McIsaac, Sr. Advisor of Communications at Swoop. “With some of the best beaches in California and plenty of attractions, San Diego is another example of how Swoop is bringing desirable locations at an affordable price within reach of Canadians.” 

San Diego joins Los Cabos, Mexico as one of two new destinations in Swoop’s 2019 winter schedule which offers 28 winter getaway routes to fun and sun destinations.

“Our passengers and community are thrilled with a non-stop flight to San Diego,” said Tom Ruth, President and CEO, Edmonton International Airport. This represents another key Swoop investment in the Edmonton Metro Region, following the announcement last week of more flights to other sun destinations this winter. San Diego is a great, in-demand, destination and we look forward to this flight taking off in the fall.”

“On behalf of the City of Abbotsford I’d like to congratulate Swoop Airlines on their expanded service to San Diego this winter,” said Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun. “YXX continues to service travelers across the region and I’m very pleased to see how Swoop will support the growth and expansion of Abbotsford International Airport and make air travel more accessible.”

“San Diego International Airport is thrilled to welcome Swoop to the best gateway in Southern California,” said Kimberly J. Becker, San Diego International Airport’s President/CEO. “The closest airport to downtown by far, Swoop passengers will be quickly on their way to the numerous San Diego attractions including beaches, nightlife, spas, parks and museums. It will also encourage San Diegans to visit the amazing cities of Edmonton and Abbotsford that bookend the beautiful Canadian Rockies.” 

Swoop will be accepting the delivery of three more aircraft in 2019, bringing its fleet total to 10 Boeing 737-NG 800s by the end of the year.


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