SWOOP TO ADD JA­MAICA FLIGHTS

Calgary Herald - - FP CALGARY -

Ul­tra low cost air­line Swoop is ex­tend­ing its reach to the Caribbean by adding sea­sonal flights to Ja­maica from Hamil­ton, Ont. The WestJet Air­lines sub­sidiary will fly twice a week to Mon­tego Bay be­tween Dec. 15 and April 24. Swoop last month an­nounced plans to launch trans­bor­der ser­vice in Oc­to­ber to five pop­u­lar U.S. des­ti­na­tions from Hamil­ton, Ed­mon­ton, Alta., and Ab­bots­ford, B.C. The air­line is of­fer­ing an in­tro­duc­tory price of $149 in­clud­ing taxes for the first 100 book­ings each di­rec­tion be­tween On­tario and Ja­maica. Its busi­ness model is based on pas­sen­gers pay­ing an­cil­lary fees for ad­di­tions such as bags, pre­mium seats, and Wi-Fi that in­flate travel costs de­pend­ing on in­di­vid­ual pas­sen­ger needs. Swoop op­er­ates a fleet of four Boe­ing 737-800 and will add two more planes by the end of the year.

THE CANADIAN PRESS

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