Swoop Launches Service to Cuba

Swoop Airlines.
Swoop Airlines

Ultra-low-cost airline Swoop celebrated its inaugural service between Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport in Varadero, Cuba (VRA) on 11JAN, 2023.

"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."


The debut bundles Swoop flights into all-inclusive WestJet Vacations Packages to the Caribbean destination.

"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

"With over two months of winter still remaining, travellers now have more choice for sun destinations served out of Toronto Pearson," said Janik Reigate, Director of Strategic Customer Relationships, Greater Toronto Airports Authority.

In addition to the Varadero inaugural flight, Swoop also began new, non-stop service between Hamilton, Ontario and Punta Cana.

Swoop 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.


Lowest 7-
day WestJet
Price (CAD) †

Lowest one-
way total price (CAD)†

Base Fare (CAD)

Taxes &
Fees (CAD)

Operating Days

Toronto to





Mondays, Wednesdays,
and Fridays

Toronto to






Toronto to Las

$356 (3




Mondays, Wednesdays,
Thursdays, Fridays and

Hamilton to Punta





Wednesdays and

Hamilton to





Tuesdays, Wednesdays,

Hamilton to Las

$401 (4




Thursdays and Sundays

Hamilton to
Montego Bay





Wednesdays and

†Package prices are per person, based on double occupancy and may differ based on departure dates. For travel between 01 - 28FEB, February 1, 2023.

Fares are valid until 12JAN, 2023 or while seats last.

Prices are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is made and accepted.


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