Swoop rang in the New Year with a milestone, flying over 10,000 travellers in a single day for the first time in the company's history on 01JAN 2023.
"We are incredibly proud of this accomplishment and grateful to our team of Swoopsters and all our travellers for helping us reach this milestone," said Bob Cummings, President of Swoop. "This past year posed unprecedented challenges for the entire aviation industry, but our airline expanded to reach new heights, and so we're thrilled to kick off 2023 with a signal of that growth."
On 01JAN, the airline had its single largest travel day, operating 64 flights and flying 10,268 travellers. The day saw Swoop flying 37 flights across Canada, 14 to the U.S. and 13 to sun destinations across Mexico and the Caribbean.
"This holiday season was undeniably the most difficult we have faced in nearly five years of service with the storms across British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario," continued Cummings. "We sincerely thank all travellers for their patience and understanding as we recovered." Cummings added that the airline has "successfully operated" 96.5 per cent of scheduled flights since 23DEC 2022 when the storms began to subside.
In 2022, the airline saw network expansions into Abbotsford, Hamilton, London, Toronto, and across eastern Canada, supported by a fleet increase of 60 per cent. 2023 marks Swoop's fifth year in service.