Swoop, a subsidiary of WestJet in Canada, will add Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to its fleet.
The airline opted to add six new 737 MAXs to its existing fleet of ten Boeing 737-800 aircraft in anticipation of increased travel demand. The airline expects to acquire all of its planes in the summer of 2022.
“The acquisition of six new aircraft in response to anticipated demand will ensure Swoop reconnects more Canadians this summer while accelerating Canada’s economic recovery,” Bert van der Stege, head of Commercial & Finance, Swoop announced in a press statement.
In addition, the Calgary-based carrier will expand its network by adding 14 new destinations across the country. Swoop’s expansion ambitions coincide with growing passenger numbers and record bookings. The airline will expand nonstop service to Ontario, the Prairies, and Atlantic Canada.
Stege added: “We saw demand for travel return in a very meaningful way over the holidays, signaling that Canadians are ready to reunite with family and friends.”