Calgary - The new WestJet subsidiary Swoop has unveiled its livery on a Boeing 737. The airline is expected to start its operations on June 20, this summer.
With Swoop, WestJet, the second-largest carrier in the country, wants to become the leader of the low-cost market in Canada.
The new airline will operate mainly from smaller airports such as Hamilton. Hamilton is about 80 kilometers from Toronto. By September 2019, Swoop intends to have a fleet of ten Boeing 737-800 jets with 189 seats each.
Swoop was officially announced on September 27, 2017. The airline will be based in Calgary, Alberta. It is reasonable to stay based in Alberta to take advantage of the lower tax rate and relatively larger population. From February 1, Swoop officially started offering tickets to the public, declaring Hamilton as their main hub.