Palm Springs International Airport Lands Thirteenth Airline: Swoop

PALM SPRINGS — Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) has landed yet another new airline with the announcement of Swoop coming to the Coachella Valley next month.

Today, Swoop – a Canadian Ultra Low-Cost Carrier – announced plans to start service between Palm Springs International Airport and Edmonton International Airport in Canada on December 16, 2021. The twice-weekly service will operate on Mondays and Thursdays on one of their Boeing 737-800 aircraft featuring in-seat power, inflight wi-fi, and 189 comfortable leather seats.

“We are thrilled to begin service to Palm Springs International Airport with the announcement of our new non-stop service to Edmonton,” said Charles Duncan, President of Swoop. “With more than three million travelers having already experienced Swoop’s incredible service and ultra-low fares we are confident this new route will be a huge success.”

With the arrival of Swoop, PSP will have nonstop service to 36 airports from 13 airlines in season and year-round service to 15 airports. Swoop airlines will be PSP’s fourth Canadian airline and third Ultra Low-Cost Carrier. PSP’s list of airlines and nonstop routes continues to increase as the Coachella Valley airport benefits from the return of leisure demand for its upcoming tourist season.

“We are thrilled to welcome Swoop Airlines to Greater Palm Springs,” said Gary Orfield, Visit Greater Palm Springs Director of Tourism Development. “As our international borders have reopened, this new service will continue to build upon our strong relationship of providing a warm welcome and sunshine to our Canadian neighbors.”

Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) is owned and operated by the City of Palm Springs and is the only commercial service airport in the Coachella Valley. The airport’s 13 air carriers provide nonstop service to 36 airports in season, 31 in the United States and 5 in Canada, and 15 airports year-round. US nonstop routes include Atlanta, Austin, Bellingham, Boise, Boston, Chicago Midway, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas Love, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Des Moines, Eugene, Everett, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York City-JFK, Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, Provo, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle. Canadian nonstop routes include Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. PSP is served by aha!, Air Canada, Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Flair, JetBlue, Southwest, Sun Country, Swoop, United, and WestJet. Some airlines and routes operate only on a seasonal basis.

Swoop is on a mission to make travel more affordable and accessible for all Canadians. Established in 2018 as an independent subsidiary of the WestJet Group of Companies, Swoop is Canada’s ultra-not-expensive airline. Offering scheduled service to destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, Swoop’s unbundled fares put travellers in control of purchasing only the products and services they desire.

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. allows travellers to quickly and easily book flights, manage bookings, check-in, view boarding passes, track flights and access Wi-Fi service in-flight.

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