Charlottetown, PE – Today, Swoop announced it will be launching new non-stop service from Edmonton International Airport (YEG) to Charlottetown. The twice-weekly seasonal service will connect the Alberta capital to PEI with non-stop service for the first time ever, starting in June 2022.
“We are very pleased to see Swoop announce this new service connecting two capital cities for the first time as we look to rebuild air access for Prince Edward Island. Swoop had originally planned to serve YYG in 2020 and after a two-year delay, we are thrilled they are able to officially bring their low fare service here next summer,” said Doug Newson, CEO at YYG.
Established in 2018, Swoop is independently operated as part of the WestJet Group of companies, offering point-to-point scheduled service to destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. Swoop operates a modern fleet of Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, equipped with in-seat power and Wi-Fi connectivity.
“We are thrilled to begin service to Charlottetown with the announcement of our new non-stop service to Edmonton,” said Charles Duncan, President of Swoop. “With more than three million travellers having already experienced Swoop’s incredible service and ultra-low fares we are confident this new route will be a huge success.”
Details of Swoop’s service between Charlottetown and Edmonton:
|Edmonton-Charlottetown||Wednesday & Saturday||519||23:00||6:30|
|Charlottetown-Edmonton||Thursday & Sunday||520||7:20||9:20|
Flights are now available for booking at FlySwoop.com.
About the Airport Authority
Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc. assumed operational and financial responsibility for the Charlottetown Airport on March 1, 1999. The Board of Directors now oversee the affairs of the airport with a mission to provide a safe, secure, and fiscally responsible airport that connects PEI to the world and drives economic growth. Prior to the pandemic, more than 383,000 passengers travelled through the airport on an annual basis, generating more than $103-million in total economic activity in Prince Edward Island.
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Doug Newson, CEO
Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc.