Swoop Starts New Chicago-Toronto Nonstop Service
Swoop, Canada's leading ultra-low-cost airline, launched its inaugural flight to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). Swoop flight WO746 took off from Toronto this morning at 6:30 a.m. ET and arrived in Chicago at 7:20 a.m. local time.
"As Canada's ultra-not-expensive airline, we are thrilled to continue our network expansion across North America this summer, connecting Toronto and Chicago with affordable fares," said Bert van der Stege, Head of Commercial and Finance, Swoop. "Today's celebration reinforces our commitment to Canadian travellers, unlocking opportunities to explore highly-sought destinations at ultra-affordable prices."
The leading ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) will continue its expansion, connecting southwestern Ontario with top-tier American cities later this summer with new non-stop service between Toronto and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
"Canadians are excited to travel again this summer, and after two years of restrictions, we've seen record demand for getaways across the border," continued van der Stege, "This expansion reinforces the incredible growth trajectory we're experiencing, as ultra-low fares continue to unlock new opportunities for Canadians to explore America's largest cities."
"On behalf of Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) is excited to welcome Swoop Airlines to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)," said Jamie L Rhee, CDA Commissioner. "This new international service between O'Hare and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) will further connect Canada and the 'Windy City' - named Best Big City in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler for the fifth year in a row."
"This new opportunity and direct service from Canada is such welcoming news and ideal timing as we head into the summer season," said Lynn Osmond, President & CEO of Choose Chicago. "We look forward to welcoming more visitors from our largest international market for arrivals to Chicago aboard Swoop."