Westjet's low-cost airline Swoop, with its bright millennial-friendly pink logo, will become Canada’s first economy airline to fly outside Canada and to some popular destination in the United States.
They even dub themselves as "An ultra-low fare Airline" on their official website. Starting on October 11th Swoop Airlines is planning new flight routes to popular vacation destinations in Florida, Nevada, and Arizona State.
One-way fares will start as low as $149 including taxes and fees through April, and other promotions are planned for the near future.
I bet you're thinking: Those prices are too good to be true, what's the catch?
Well, similar to low-cost domestic flights in Europe like Ryan Air and Vueling, the model is based on passengers paying additional fees for bags, premium seats, and Wi-Fi that increases travel costs depending on the passenger needs.
Swoop Airlines will still face some hefty competition. For example, Sunwing and Air Transat do offer cheap flights to Southern Destinations. However, Swoop is the first economy airline to provide destinations within the United States.
I'm crossing my fingers that they will offer flights out of Montreal or Ottawa soon! A one-way ticket to Las Vagas for only $100 sounds pretty amazing to me.