Swoop Is Ready To Go

All systems are go for Swoop’s June 20 inaugural flight. The carrier reports that it has officially been granted its air operating certificate (AOC) approval by Transportation Canada.

With just over a week to go until Swoop’s inaugural flight from Hamilton, Ontario to Abbotsford, BC the coming days are set to be filled with milestone moments for Canada’s first true ultra-low cost airline.

An AOC affirms that a commercial air service complies with detailed and complex aviation regulations, related to:

  • Aircraft airworthiness
  • Personnel training and licensing
  • Flight and crew manuals
  •  Base of operations and scheduled points of service

Steven Greenway, president and CEO of Swoop, said: “Receiving our air operators certificate ticks the last check-box,” said. “We’re immensely proud of the Swoop inflight, maintenance and operations teams for getting us here. And we’re ready for takeoff on June 20.”

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