Swoop will return to London International Airport next year with nonstop flights to Edmonton, Alberta.
The airport announced on Monday that “flights to the popular Canadian destination are set to take off from London three times per week” starting June 2, 2022.
Service to Edmonton and other locations has been suspended due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“We are delighted to re-establish service to London International Airport with the announcement of our nonstop Edmonton flights this summer,” Swoop chairman Charles Duncan said in a statement.
“London International Airport has worked hard to keep costs and fees low. They fit our low-cost model, and together, we’re confident this route will be a huge success.”
London International Airport President and CEO Mike Seabrook said he hopes for more routes.
“We are optimistic that we will see more Swoop routes return soon. Today’s announcement is a positive step in the right direction.”
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Before the pandemic, the airport said it experienced phenomenal growth in passenger numbers, new airline services and destinations.
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Most recently, London International Airport was not included in an expanded list of airports allowed to accept passengers from international flights, although nearby airports in Hamilton and Kitchener are continuing.
At the time, Seabrook criticized the decision as “completely unfair.”
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