Pictured at the launch of Swoop’s first flight to Montego Bay from Hamilton are: Homer Davis, Mayor of Montego Bay; Donovan White, Director of Tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board; Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism; Karen McIsaac, Senior Advisor, Communications, Swoop; Laurie Peters, Canadian High Commissioner to Jamaica; and Omar Robinson; President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association. The 2,746-kilometre route will operate twice-weekly.
- Swoop commenced its latest route from Hamilton (YHM) on 16 December, launching a twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) service to Montego Bay (MBJ). The carrier will operate the 2,746-kilometre route using its fleet of 737-800s. The airline becomes the second to offer direct flights between the two airports, with it joining Sunwing Airlines which offers a weekly seasonal service based on OAG Schedules Analyser data. Montego Bay becomes the airline’s first route from Hamilton that does not fly to either a domestic or US destination. The carrier will add two more routes from Hamilton in January, namely to Cancún and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. With these launches, it will mean that the airline will be operating 11 routes from Hamilton on either a seasonal or year-round basis.