Starting to get the cold weather blahs?  Good news for sun seekers as discount air carrier SWOOP that flies out of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is now set to offer cheap flights to new sunny destinations!



Today Swoop announced service into Mexico with the addition of four new routes serving the cities of Cancún, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta. John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) will see twice weekly service to Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) and three times weekly service to Cancún International Airport (CUN) beginning January 8, 2019 and January 14, 2019,  Similarly, Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) will enjoy twice weekly service to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) and twice weekly service to Mazatlán International Airport (MZT) beginning January 12, 2019 and January 20, 2019.

“Mexico continues to flourish as one of the most popular vacation destinations for Canadians,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. “Combining Swoop’s ultra-low fare with the favorable exchange between the dollar and peso makes the value proposition of exploring Mexico enticing for families and budget travellers alike.”

“This announcement by Swoop is one that will excite customers in Hamilton and the surrounding regions,” said Cathie Puckering, President & CEO, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. “Puerto Vallarta is a brand-new route for Hamilton International and a very popular destination for Canadians. Combined with the announcement of Swoop service to Cancún, these will be great options for vacationers looking to escape the cold winter weather when services begin in January. Swoop is a great partner and its growth and success has been exciting to watch first hand.”

“Today’s announcement by Swoop to offer multiple weekly flights from YXX to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán is excellent news for travellers in our region,” said Mayor Braun. “The Abbotsford International Airport continues to grow and our partnership with Swoop is a significant contributor to that success. YXX now serves our region with daily flights to Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, as well as multiple weekly flights to Nevada and now Mexico.”

“ASUR is delighted to welcome Swoop in Cancún International Airport. We are certain that the Abbotsford and Hamilton routes will be very successful. We are looking forward to having Swoop in our airport for the long run, and with operations from those origins and many more in the near future. Thank you and congratulations!”

Flights are now available for booking through to April 27, 2019.  Note the fine print as well “Book by October 7, 2018 (11:59 p.m. MDT) for travel between January 8, 2019 and April 27, 2019. 1300 seats available. Some blackout dates and restrictions apply.”


Service Between

Service Starts

Service Offered


Hamilton and Puerto Vallarta January 8, 2019 Tues, Sat 2x weekly
Hamilton and Cancún January 14, 2019 Mon, Fri, Sat 3x weekly
Abbotsford and Puerto Vallarta January 12, 2019 Mon, Sat 2x weekly
Abbotsford and Mazatlán January 20, 2019 Thu, Sun 2x weekly

To mark this announcement, Swoop will be offering a web-only seat sale as follows:

Service Between

Air transportation charges (ATC)

Base fare from

Taxes, fees and charges

Number of seats available at sale price

Total one-way price from

Hamilton and Puerto Vallarta $68.44 $90.56 300


Hamilton and Cancún $58.44 $90.56 400


Abbotsford and Puerto Vallarta $96.69 $62.31 300


Abbotsford and Mazatlán $116.69 $62.31 300


Book by October 7, 2018 (11:59 p.m. MDT) for travel between January 8, 2019 and April 27, 2019. 1300 seats available. Some blackout dates and restrictions apply. For more details, please visit

About Swoop
Established in 2018, Swoop is Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, independently operated as part of the WestJet Group of companies, offering point-to-point scheduled service to 11 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean. Swoop offers completely unbundled products and services, creating the unique opportunity for travellers to control their costs and customize their experience by purchasing only the extras they desire.

Swoop operates a modern fleet of four Boeing 737-800 aircraft, equipped with in-seat power and Wi-Fi connectivity. A total of six aircraft are expected in operation by the end of 2018.

Swoop’s mobile app allows travellers to quickly and easily book flights, manage bookings, check-in, view boarding passes, track flights and access Wi-Fi service in-flight.

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