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News Release - November 15, 2021

Comox Valley Airport Welcomes Swoop Airlines

The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) welcomes the news that Swoop Airlines will commence service to the Comox Valley starting in June 2022.

"Swoop's arrival will generate a lot of excitement for travellers looking for affordable options to reconnect with their friends and family," said Mike Atkins, Comox Valley Airport's CEO. We are delighted to have Swoop support travel to the Comox Valley, particularly for our tourism partners ready to welcome visitors to the spectacular region we serve."

"We are thrilled to begin service to Comox Valley Airport with the announcement of our new non-stop service to Edmonton," said Charles Duncan, President of Swoop. "With more than three million travellers having already experienced Swoop's incredible service and ultra-low fares we are confident this new route will be a huge success."

Swoop will commence three times weekly service from Edmonton, using their modern fleet of Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, on Thursday, June 9th.

About Swoop: Swoop is on a mission to make travel more affordable and accessible for all Canadians. Established in 2018 as an independent subsidiary of the WestJet Group of Companies, Swoop is Canada's ultra-not-expensive airline.

CVAC is a federally incorporated, non-profit entity, established through letters patent in 1996.

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Media Contact:

Erin Neely
Comox Valley Airport
Cell: 250-218-2269