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Swoop Celebrates Inaugural Service to Cuba

January 11, 2023

The ultra-not-expensive airline heats up 2023 with new non-stop flights between Toronto and Varadero

 Toronto, ON – January 11, 2023 (CNW) – Today, Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, celebrated its inaugural service between Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport in Varadero, Cuba (VRA). Swoop flight WO652 took off from Toronto this morning at 9:10 a.m. ET and arrived in sunny Varadero at 12:50 p.m. local time.

“As Canada’s favourite sun and fun ultra-low-cost carrier, we are thrilled to celebrate our launch into Cuba,” said Bob Cummings, President of Swoop. “Varadero is widely known as a Canadian favourite for affordable beach vacations, and so we’re proud to provide Torontonians a new ultra-convenient, ultra-not-expensive option for travel to Playa Azul.”

Ontarians looking for a pre-packaged vacation to an all-inclusive beach resort can access WestJet Vacations Packages with Swoop flights through their favourite Travel Agent. “We are thrilled to have Swoop flying to Cuba, it means additional air lift to our country and a growth opportunity to the destination. There is a large part of the market that like to explore Cuba on their own and now they can take advantage of these affordable prices and satisfy their travel needs” – Lessner Gomez, Director of Cuba Tourist Board in Toronto

In addition to today’s Varadero inaugural flight, Swoop also began new, non-stop service between Hamilton and Punta Cana. The ultra-not-expensive airline will operate over 100 flights per week to 13 vacation destinations across the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean this winter season. With one-way all-in prices starting at $99† CAD for flights and WestJet Vacations packages starting at $356† CAD, there’s never been a better time to escape winter.

Route Lowest 7-day WestJet Vacation Package Price (CAD) † Lowest one-way total price (CAD)† Base Fare (CAD) Taxes & Fees (CAD) Operating Days
Toronto to Varadero $842 $159 $46.99 $113.01 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Toronto to Cancun $1,470 $159 $50.02 $108.98 All
Toronto to Las Vegas $356 (3 nights) $105 $3.52 $101.48 Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Hamilton to Punta Cana $1,309 $199 $90.68 $112.27 Wednesdays and Saturdays
Hamilton to Cancun $1,439 $139 $41.32 $97.68 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
Hamilton to Las Vegas $401 (4 nights) $99 $8.57 $90.43 Sundays and Thursdays
Hamilton to Montego Bay $1,173 $159 $47.33 $111.67 Wednesdays and Saturdays

†Package prices are per person, based on double occupancy and may differ based on departure dates. For travel between February 1, 2023 – February 28, 2023. | Fares are valid until Wednesday, January 11, 2023 (11:59 p.m. MT) or while seats last. | Prices displayed above are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is made and accepted.