YLW welcomes Swoop to Kelowna!

News release

Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is pleased to announce ultra-low-cost-carrier Swoop will begin service in spring 2019.

Swoop will provide non-stop service from YLW to Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG) three times per week, starting on May 24, 2019.

“We are excited to welcome Swoop to YLW,” said Sam Samaddar, Airport Director. “Having an ultra-low-cost-carrier in Kelowna is a great opportunity for the Okanagan as it provides more options for travellers.”

Passenger demand has doubled since the non-stop route to Winnipeg was first launched in 2017, and Swoop will be expanding the service to begin in May and operate until October 25. 

“Kelowna is a natural choice as a new destination,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. “The Okanagan Valley is a popular leisure market and the route between Kelowna and Winnipeg provides excellent value for those looking to explore Canada this summer.”

In 2018, passengers totaled a record-breaking 2,080,372, a 31 per cent increase or more than 486,700 passengers over the last three years. YLW is also one of Canada’s fastest growing airports for domestic travel.

Flights are now available for purchase on Swoop’s website at FlySwoop.com