Swoop lands at Orlando

Canadian carrier Swoop has added Orlando Sanford International Airport to its list of US destinations.

Swoop’s first flight to Orlando Sanford International Airport took off from Toronto Pearson International Airport at 8:00am EST on Saturday October 9, arriving at Sanford at 11:00am local time.

The inaugural flight launched the first of four new non-stop routes to Orlando Sanford International Airport for the ultra-low-cost airline. In the coming months, Swoop will launch additional non-stop services to Orlando Sanford from: Hamilton, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Edmonton, Alberta.

"We are thrilled to be expanding our US network," said Shane Workman, head of flight operations, Swoop. "We know Canadians are eager to travel south to Florida this winter and Orlando Sanford International Airport's convenience, accessibility and proximity to nearby attractions make it the perfect gateway to the region."

Celebrating Swoop arrival at Orlando Sanford
Shane Workman, head of flight operations, Swoop; Elizabeth Brown, CEO, Sanford International; and Tom Nolan, president of Sanford Airport Authority 
CNW Group/Swoop

Established in 2018 as an independent subsidiary of the WestJet Group of Companies, Swoop offers scheduled service to destinations in Canada, the US, Mexico and the Caribbean. Its modern fleet of ten Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, equipped with in-seat power and Wi-Fi connectivity, has safely carried more than three million travellers in three years of operation, according to the airline.