If you’re looking to head north of the border without breaking your budget, consider booking a flight on Swoop. The low-cost Canadian airline, owned by WestJet, announced that it’s adding nonstop service from five major American cities: New York City, Chicago, Nashville, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
As part of the expansion, Swoop is offering special, one-way fares that run as low as $80 for flights booked for summer 2022.
The airline also announced that it would be extending its seasonal service to San Diego, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, St. Pete-Clearwater, Orlando, and Phoenix into the summer, bringing its year-round U.S. destinations up to 11. All of Swoop’s U.S. flights connect through its Canadian hubs in Toronto, Hamilton, and Edmonton.
Swoop’s new flights will start in the spring of this year, with Nashville to Toronto beginning on May 26, Chicago to Toronto on May 30, and New York City to Toronto on June 20. Flights from San Francisco to Edmonton will start on June 6, Nashville to Edmonton on June 19, and Los Angeles to Edmonton on June 23.
“It’s always a great day when we add new nonstop international flights to Nashville, and it’s even better when we can welcome a new airline to the BNA family,” said Doug Kreulen, president and CEO of Nashville International Airport, in a press release. “Swoop’s service to both Toronto and Edmonton make it easier for Canadian friends to make their way down to Music City, and for southern hospitality to make its way up north.”
Travelers should note that while Swoop’s low-cost philosophy allows it to offer $80 flights, these costs don’t include amenities you might find on more expensive airlines. Services such as in-flight snacks, seat selection, checked bags, and WiFi are all additional costs.