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YLW makes sense for Swoop

UPDATE: 4:48 p.m.

Kelowna International Airport recently became the 10th busiest in the nation, so it was only a matter of time before Swoop swooped in and started flying out of YLW.

Swoop, which is WestJet’s ultra-low-cost carrier, announced Tuesday that it will provide non-stop service to Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport three times a week beginning May 24.

“Kelowna is very popular, even for a secondary airport,” Swoop spokesperson Karen McIsaac said Tuesday afternoon. “Partially because in the summer the Okanagan Valley is a highly popular tourist destination. The Kelowna airport has been wonderful partners for WestJet, our parent company, for many, many years. So it naturally made sense for us to take a look at Kelowna.”

The flights to and from the Manitoba capital are scheduled for Wednesdays, Fridays and Mondays. They will continue until Oct. 25.

For more on this story, visit Okanagan Edge.



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