Canadian low-cost airline Swoop has announced the addition of its sixth new Boeing 737 MAX 8 into service with WO flight 360 from Toronto to Halifax.
In just under ten months, Swoop has added six new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its existing fleet of ten Boeing 737-800 NGs, bringing its total fleet size to 16 aircraft.
“We’re thrilled to be celebrating the entry into service of our sixth new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, increasing our capacity and sustainability with the most fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft on the market,” said Bob Cummings, President of Swoop. “This achievement is a testament to our commitment to providing Canadians with more access to affordable and convenient air travel options and in response to heightened demand for travel. This winter we are excited to be able to offer expanded sun-flying capacity from cities across Canada, with the ability to fly Swoop in combination with a WestJet Vacations package.”
“As Swoop expands its all-Boeing fleet, the 737 MAX 8 is pivotal to the airline’s strategy to sustainably grow its route network for passengers,” said Brad McMullen, senior vice president of sales, North America, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The 737 MAX provides enhanced fuel efficiency and environmental performance that will benefit Swoop as it connects cities across Canada and North America.”
“We are delighted to deliver these 6 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to Swoop, expanding its fuel-efficient fleet and helping Swoop to capitalise on the recovery that we are seeing in the sector,” said Barry Flannery, Chief Commercial Officer, SMBC Aviation Capital. “These modern, fuel-efficient aircraft will allow Swoop to expand flight destinations and provide even more value to their customers over the coming years. It’s great to see the hard work and effort of the Swoop and SMBC Aviation Capital teams paying off and we look forward to many years of growth and successful partnership.”
Swoop sees the latest additions as a symbol of the company’s growth in 2022, with 12 new destinations also added to its network.