Low-cost air carrier Swoop will now fly direct to Phoenix, Arizona from Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport.
The WestJet subsidiary will fly its inaugural flight from the city to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on Sunday, December 15.
Swoop currently serves 13 North American destinations via Winnipeg through its year-round and seasonal operations.
“These additional routes are helping further strengthen Winnipeg’s connection to the world by opening the door for Winnipeg Richardson International Airport to welcome more travellers to Winnipeg. Swoop continues to be a valuable partner who recognizes Winnipeg’s potential,” said Barry Rempel, president and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority.
The new non-stop route will operate twice weekly (Thursday and Sunday) until April 23, 2020.
Swoop also announced its 2020 summer schedule on Friday, adding the following Winnipeg routes:
- Winnipeg-London up to four times weekly
- Winnipeg-Victoria up to five times weekly
- Hamilton-Winnipeg, from six times weekly, to 10 times weekly
- Abbotsford to Winnipeg, from four times weekly, to daily