Swoop returns to London International Airport

File photo courtesy of the London International Airport.

After months of being grounded due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a discount airline is about to make its return to the London International Airport.

Swoop, which is owned by WestJet, has announced it will be offering non-stop, ultra-low cost flights between London and Edmonton. As of June 2, the service will resume three times a week.

“Swoop was a hit in London before the pandemic, offering convenient flights to top destinations at a low cost,” airport president Michael Seabrook said in a statement. “We’re optimistic that we’ll see more Swoop routes make a comeback soon.”

He added that the return of Swoop to the airport is a “positive step in the right direction.”

Swoop was forced to pause its service to London because of the global health crisis last year.

“We are thrilled to re-establish service to London International Airport with the announcement of our non-stop Edmonton flights this summer,” said Charles Duncan, President of Swoop. “London International Airport has worked hard to keep its costs and fees low. They are aligned with our low cost model, and partnering together we’re confident this route will be a huge success.”