New airline Swoops into London
London International Airport
Tuesday, January 22 2019
London International announces the introduction of service by a new airline, Swoop!
LONDON, ON - January 22, 2019 - Swoop has announced today it will begin serving Londoners daily with three new domestic destinations including Edmonton, Abbotsford, and Halifax. Service to Edmonton will begin April 28th, with service to Abbotsford and Halifax beginning May 24th.
Travelers can now purchase tickets to travel to these exciting new destinations at flyswoop.com, via the Swoop app, or by contacting your local travel agent.
Daily flights to Edmonton, Abbotsford, and Halifax will be operated with 189 seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The flight schedule includes daily service to Edmonton and Abbotsford, and service six days a week to Halifax.
"Today's announcement is wonderful news for London and our region of Ontario" said Mike Seabrook, CEO of London International Airport. "We're focused on being the 'Easy and Comfortable' airport and Swoop's new service is a perfect fit. Our passengers will be able to get to more destinations with direct flights the easy and comfortable way".
"We have positioned ourselves as a low-cost airport" said Lauren Stafford, Manager of Business Development and Marketing. "The addition of Swoop has allowed us to further lower fees; we will be reducing our AIF (Airport improvement fee) from $15.00 to $7.00. This decrease will benefit our passengers and airlines, and hopefully act as a catalyst for the addition of other new air services."
About London International Airport
London International Airport (LIA) is located on the east boundary of the City of London, Ontario, Canada.
Air Canada Express, Swoop, WestJet and WestJet Encore serve London International Airport, with Sunwing, and Air Transat providing direct flights to southern destinations during the winter months. The airport also provides services for cargo airlines and general aviation.
LIA is the "Easy and Comfortable" airport and focuses on ensuring the highest level of customer service, for both airlines and travelers.
Airport traffic increased by 3% in 2018 and finished at 536,000 passengers. With the addition of Swoop, total passengers for 2019 are expected to almost double.
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