New Route of the Day – Americas (5 December 2021): Swoop between Toronto YYZ and Punta Cana


Canadian LCC Swoop has launched its first route to the Dominican Republic. On Sunday 5 December the carrier began 2-weekly service on the 2,980-kilometre route between Toronto YYZ and Punta Cana using its 737-800s. The route is already served by Sunwing Airlines (10-weekly), WestJet (8-weekly), Air Canada (7-weekly) and Air Transat (5-weekly), according to Cirium Data and Analytics schedule information.

What they said

Bert van der Stege, Head of Commercial and Finance, Swoop, said: “We’re pleased to celebrate the launch of our new flights between Punta Cana and Toronto, creating enhanced connectivity between Canada and the Dominican Republic. Demand for air travel continues to rebound and we’re confident this new air service will be popular amongst travellers and support the recovery of the tourism economy of the region.”

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Frank Elías Rainieri, President and CEO of Grupo Puntacana, added: “We thank Swoop Airlines for placing their trust in Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) and inviting us to be part of their expansion plans in the country, to promote tourist and economic growth among both nations. We are excited to welcome Canadian passengers on this new direct route from Toronto. As the leading airport in traffic and connectivity in the country and winners for five consecutive years of the Airport Quality Services Awards, we hope visitors experience the joy of travel and love for the Dominican culture as they step into our airport.”


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