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A swoop aircraft taking off. (Photo: Daily Hive)

More Canadians to ‘Swoop’ to Jamaica in winter

A swoop aircraft taking off. (Photo: Daily Hive)

Low-cost Canadian carrier Swoop last Friday announced the introduction of a new winter service between Toronto, Canada, and Kingston, Jamaica.

Beginning December 8, Swoop will service travellers at Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Toronto and Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Jamaica with twice weekly flights on its Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft.

The Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica (File photo)

“We are thrilled to be expanding our presence in Jamaica with the introduction of service to Kingston to connect friends and families this holiday season and year ahead,” said Bert van der Stege, head of commercial and finance at Swoop.

“Our travellers have embraced our always affordable flights to Jamaica and we look forward to building on our success in the region with our new non-stop service connecting Toronto and Kingston.”

Bert van der Stege, Bert van der Stege, head of commercial and finance, Swoop (Photo: CNW Group/Swoop)

The airline resumed service between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Montego Bay Sangster International Airport (MBJ) last Saturday. According to a release, Swoop’s return to Montego Bay marks the beginning of the airline’s restoration of its international network, with flights to the US and Mexico set to resume through the fall.

Commenting on both the new service and the return of Swoop to Jamaica, Shane Munroe, CEO of MBJ Airports Ltd, noted: The return of Swoop to MBJ is a welcome one and we are elated at Swoop’s commitment to ensure that passengers from our second largest market, Canada, and specifically the province of Ontario, have a low-cost option when visiting Jamaica to see family and friends or those who wish to vacation on our beautiful island.”