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From left to right: Shane Workman, Head of Flight Operations, Swoop | Elizabeth Brown, CEO, Sanford International Inc. | Tom Nolan, President of Sanford Airport Authority. © Swoop

Swoop Arrives at Orlando Sanford International Airport

Swoop's modern fleet of ten Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, equipped with in-seat power and Wi-Fi connectivity has safely carried more than 3 million travellers in three years of operation

Published on October 11, 2021

On Saturday, Swoop celebrated its first flight to Orlando Sanford International Airport. The ultra-low-cost airline’s inaugural service took off from Toronto Pearson International Airport at 8:00 a.m. EST and safely arrived at 11:00 a.m. local time.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our U.S. network with the launch of today’s inaugural flight to Orlando Sanford International Airport,” said Shane Workman, Head of Flight Operations, Swoop. “We know Canadians are eager to travel south to sunny Florida this winter and Orlando Sanford International Airport’s convenience, accessibility and proximity to nearby attractions make it the perfect gateway to the region.”

Saturday’s inaugural kicked off the first of four new non-stop routes to Orlando Sanford International Airport for the ultra-low-cost airline. In the coming months, additional non-stop service to Orlando Sanford is set to begin from Hamilton, ON, Winnipeg, MB and Edmonton, AB.

To celebrate this new route, Swoop’s Head of Flight Operations, Shane Workman, was joined by Tom Nolan, President of Sanford Airport Authority and Elizabeth Brown, President & CEO, Sanford Internal Inc., for an inaugural ceremony upon arrival at Sanford International Airport. Travellers were also treated to inflight refreshments and giveaways.

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Staff Writer