SWOOP to start operations June 20th

WestJet, which is about to face a pilot strike in Canada, is to commence operations with its lo-cost Swoop brand in June 20th.

It’ll start with one aircraft and build up to ten, all from WestJet’s stock of aircraft that would have been returned to their respective lessors.

Six aircraft will be operating by year end 2018, and ten by mid 2019.

The first aircraft is currently in the paint shop.