Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Expands Service to Canada

Passengers can now fly to Canada via new low-fare airline, Swoop

Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline now offers affordable new flight routes from Mesa (Phoenix) to Edmonton, Canada. The airline is the first Canadian ULCC or (ultra low cost carrier) to cross the border, offering affordable service from five U.S. airports, including Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, located at 6033 S Sossaman Rd. in Mesa, about 10 minutes from Cadence at Gateway.

Swoop started Canadian operations on June 20, 2018 as a subsidiary of WestJet, Canada’s second largest airline. Swoop operates a modern fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 189 seats and is the first ULCC in North America to offer in-seat power, Wi-Fi, and TV/movie streaming. The airline will have six aircraft in operation by the end of 2018, with four more expected in 2019.


“We are excited to welcome Swoop to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport,” said Mayor Jeff Serdy, Chairman of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. “The Greater Phoenix area has become one of the top destinations for Canadian air travelers looking to escape the cold winter weather. The addition of Swoop in Mesa increases the opportunity for even more sun-seeking visitors to come and experience the many top-quality restaurants, golf courses, and entertainment venues the Valley of the Sun has to offer.”

Flights are available for booking from October 11, 2018 to April 27, 2019. Book now at

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