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Winnipeg (Manitoba), Nov 17 (Canadian-Media): 11 direct flights between Winnipeg and Los Cabos, Mexico; Las Vegas, Nev.; Orlando, Fla.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Tampa Bay, Fla. are now being offered by Swoop -- a Canadian ultra low-cost carrier owned by WestJet.
Swoop. Image credit: Official site
The first flights to the newly added locations left the city on Friday.
"This weekend marks an exciting milestone for Winnipeg travellers, gaining access to more destinations across North America at an affordable price," said Swoop president Steven Greenway.
"Swoop's growing network offers more flights to popular destinations at an ultra-low fare for all Canadians to enjoy."
Swoop makes travel more accessible for Canadians by giving them the power to add only the things they want, the airline said in a news release announcing the new flights.
"Winnipeg Richardson International Airport travelers now have more options to explore North America thanks to Swoop," said Barry Rempel, president and CEO of the Winnipeg Airports Authority.
"Swoop recognizes the demand in this market for ultra low-cost air travel and [the Winnipeg Airports Authority] is pleased our partnership continues to evolve with the addition of these new routes."
The new flights will boost tourism in the city, said Economic Development Winnipeg president and CEO Dayna Spiring.
"Increased connectivity has the potential to strengthen our economy and is good for our community...These additional international flights make it easier for visitors to make their way to Winnipeg," said Spiring.
Flights from Winnipeg to Orlando, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa Bay are being offered twice weekly, while service from Winnipeg to Los Cabos will be offered once a week until Dec. 18, when it will be changed to twice weekly.
Flights are now available for booking through to April 2020.