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Swoop Airlines to operate flights between Winnipeg and Orlando this winter

Canada-based Swoop Airlines has announced new flights between Winnipeg and Orlando in the United States.

Starting 9th December 2021, Swoop will operate 2-weekly flights between Winnipeg Richardson International Airport and Orlando Sanford International Airport in Florida. The timings for the flights are:

  • Winnipeg-Orlando (flights on this route start on 10th December 2021)
  • Departure time: 08:00
  • Arrival time: 12:40
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 40 minutes
  • Flight number: WO737
  • Frequency: Mondays and Fridays
  • Orlando-Winnipeg
  • Departure time: 17:15
  • Arrival time: 20:15
  • Flight time: 4 hours
  • Flight number: WO736
  • Frequency: Thursdays and Sundays

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These flights will be operated by the airline’s Boeing B737-800 aircraft and the flights are on sale now.

The United States’ government just yesterday announced the relaxation in the entry requirements that will be effective from November 2021.

Bert van der Stege, Head of Commercial & Finance, Swoop Airlines, said:

We are thrilled to be bringing more ultra-low fares and connectivity to Winnipeg through the addition of non-stop service to Orlando Sanford just in time for the winter season. Winnipeg is an important part of our network and as we continue to recover our operations, we remain committed to supporting the recovery of inbound and outbound air travel to the region.

The Canadian airline says that this announcement as the demand for both transborder and international travel returning, this announcement signals another strong sign of recovery for the airline as it gears up for the winter season. Orlando Sanford marks the fourth sun-destination for Winnipeggers to choose from with the other three being Phoenix Mesa, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta.

Barry Rempel, President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority, said:

We’re proud to be teaming up with Swoop to restore service interrupted amid the pandemic and help our community gain access to more in-demand travel destinations. Today’s exciting announcement from Swoop is welcome news and further demonstrates the strong demand for travel in the Winnipeg market as more routes continue to return to serve the region.

Tom Nolan, President and CEO, Orlando Sanford International Airport, said:

We are pleased that Swoop will be increasing the number of destinations to accommodate all the pent-up air travel between Canada and Florida.

Meanwhile, Swoop Airlines recently added a new route to Jamaica that will begin this winter and the airline will begin services to its newest destination in Mexico, Los Cabos, this winter.

Featured image by Swoop Airlines

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