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Westjet’s new Swoop airline lands in Cancun

Cancun, Q.R. — A new airline out of Canada has added three Mexican destinations to its route, one of which being Cancun. The airline has already landed at the Cancun airport twice this month.

“Mexico continues to flourish as one of the most popular vacation destinations for Canadians,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. “Combining Swoop’s ultra-low fare with the favorable exchange between the dollar and peso makes the value proposition of exploring Mexico enticing for families and budget travelers alike.”

Swoop, which is the ultra-low-cost air carrier of Westjet, announced service into Mexico with the addition of three new routes serving the cities of Cancún, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.

“Not only are we celebrating Swoop’s entry into its fourth country in under six months of operation, but also a brand-new route for the Hamilton airport”, said Karen McIsaac, Senior Advisor of Communications at Swoop.

Swoop says that services to the Mexican cities will be several times a week. From John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) there will be two weekly flights to Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) and three times per week to Cancún International Airport (CUN).

“This announcement by Swoop is one that will excite customers in Hamilton and the surrounding regions,” said Cathie Puckering, President & CEO of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

Puckering added “Puerto Vallarta is a brand-new route for Hamilton International and a very popular destination for Canadians. Combined with the announcement of Swoop service to Cancún, these will be great options for vacationers looking to escape the cold winter weather when services begin in January. Swoop is a great partner and its growth and success has been exciting to watch first hand.”

The company has also added Abbotsford to its agenda with two weekly flights from Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) and twice weekly service to Mazatlán International Airport (MZT) beginning January 12, 2019 and January 20, 2019, respectively.

“Today’s announcement by Swoop to offer multiple weekly flights from YXX to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán is excellent news for travellers in our region,” said Mayor Braun.

“The Abbotsford International Airport continues to grow and our partnership with Swoop is a significant contributor to that success. YXX now serves our region with daily flights to Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario, as well as multiple weekly flights to Nevada and now Mexico.”

In a public statement, Aeropuertos del Sureste (ASUR) said, “ASUR is delighted to welcome Swoop to the Cancún International Airport.

“We are certain that the Abbotsford and Hamilton routes will be very successful. We are looking forward to having Swoop in our airport for the long run, and with operations from those origins and many more in the near future.

“Thank you and congratulations!”

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