LONDON – Canadian carrier Swoop has inaugurated its first services to Varadero, Cuba, this week, further bolstering its presence in the Caribbean & Latin America.
WO652 departed Toronto at 0910 local time before arriving in Varadero at 1250 local time, beginning a new era for the airline.
This new flight will operate on a thrice-weekly basis using the airline’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Commenting on the inauguration was Bob Cummings, the President of Swoop:
“As Canada’s favorite sun and fun ultra-low-cost carrier, we are thrilled to celebrate our launch into Cuba”.
“Varadero is widely known as a Canadian favorite for affordable beach vacations, and so we’re proud to provide Torontonians a new ultra-convenient, ultra-not-expensive option for travel to Playa Azul.”
Also commenting on the new link was Lessner Gomez, Director of the Cuba Tourist Board:
“We are thrilled to have Swoop flying to Cuba, it means additional airlift to our country and a growth opportunity to the destination.”
“There is a large part of the market that likes to explore Cuba on their own, and now they can take advantage of these affordable prices and satisfy their travel needs”.
Swoop’s Presence in Latin America, U.S & The Caribbean…
Varadero joins the plethora of destinations within Latin America, the U.S, and the Caribbean that you can see below;
|Toronto to Varadero||Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays|
|Toronto to Cancun||All|
|Toronto to Las Vegas||Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays|
|Hamilton to Punta Cana||Wednesdays and Saturdays|
|Hamilton to Cancun||Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays|
|Hamilton to Las Vegas||Thursdays and Sundays|
|Hamilton to Montego Bay||Wednesdays and Saturdays|
With this area of the route network, Swoop will operate over 100 flights per week to 13 vacation destinations across the U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean over the course of this Winter season.
Such a benefit has been felt by Janik Reigate, the Director of Strategic Customer Relations at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, who said the following:
“With over two months of winter still remaining, travelers now have more choice for sun destinations served out of Toronto Pearson”.
“We’re proud to partner with Swoop to help our valued passengers break up the cold and snow with a bit of sun and fun this winter season.”
It remains clear that Swoop has got a well-established route network on the international stage thus far.
Through its benefits with WestJet, it remains clear that the airline will continue to thrive, no matter the time of year, whether it be Winter or Summer.
All eyes will be on the airline to see how they fare over the rest of the Winter season, as well as in the preparation stages for the Summer 2023 season.
But for now, all eyes are on Swoop to see where they take things and whether we can see the expansion of flight frequencies in Varadero if all things go well.