September 12, 2018 3:25 pm

Swoop to add flights from Hamilton to Jamaica

Swoop says it will fly from Hamilton to Jamaica between December and April.

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Ultra low cost airline Swoop is extending its reach to the Caribbean by adding seasonal flights to Jamaica from Hamilton.

The WestJet Airlines subsidiary will fly twice a week from the John C. Munro Airport to Montego Bay between Dec. 15 and April 24.

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Swoop last month announced plans to launch transborder service in October to five popular U.S. destinations from Hamilton, Edmonton, 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 aircraft and will add two more planes by the end of the year.

© 2018 The Canadian Press

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