Canada’s ultra-low-cost-carrier (ULCC), Swoop, is seeking strategic airport partners in North and Central America and the Caribbean. The airline has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for airports to collaborate with the ULCC to stimulate travel and help lead the economic recovery.

Airports that can demonstrate an understanding of the value provided to travellers through air fares and low fees in terms of creating demand as well as well as the importance of travel and tourism in stimulating economic recovery are invited to complete a pre-qualifying questionnaire. If successful they will be invited to submit a formal response to the RFP.

The RFP process will take place over several weeks and airports across North and Central America and the Caribbean, with facilities suitable for the operation of Boeing 7370800 NG, are invited to participate.

Charles Duncan, Swoop’s President, underlined that he believes the key to recovery lies in collaboration and creativity. “We are encouraged by the early signs of recovering demand for ultra-low fares and are eager to collaborate with airports across the region to re-think how we, as an industry, approach affordable and accessible air travel.”

Swoop entered service in 2018 and has welcomed 2.5 million travellers in its first two years of operation. Its success in Canada has been credited to its unbundled airfare model. “This demonstrated demand for ultra-low fares translates to increased passenger traffic in airports, and the significant spillover effect through the support of jobs and businesses in local economies, all of which are essential for economic recovery,” added Duncan.

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