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Swoop resumes direct flights from Hamilton Airport to Las Vegas

Canada's low-cost carrier Swoop resumed service between Hamilton and Las Vegas on Thursday. The first flight of the

season departed John C. Munro International Airport (YHM) after 2:00 pm, inspired by a Las Vegas-themed gateside celebration.

“We are excited to resume a very demanding service between Hamilton and Las Vegas,” said Bert vander Stege, Swoop's Head of Commerce and Finance.

"Today's celebration will strengthen our commitment to Canadian travelers and the Hamilton community and provide residents with more convenient options for enjoying weekend vacations and long-awaited vacations."

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The plunge flight to Las Vegas takes place every other week, with two return trips. The fare to Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) is about $ 139 and tax, and the return to Hamilton is about $ 119 and tax.

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"Overseas travel continues to be a key element of Las Vegas' recovery and is our top international. We look forward to welcoming more flights from Canada in the market for pre-pandemic visits, "said H. Fletch Brunelle, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

This news arrives a few days after Ottawa'sForced COVID-19 Vaccination Policyfor air and rail travelers due to the rapid decline in infections across Canada. ..

After October 30, 2021, unvaccinated persons over the age of 12 are banned from flying or training, and most may show a negativeCOVID-19. I can't do it anymore. Test as an alternative to vaccination.

Approximately 81% of the total population is vaccinated with COVID-19, and government data show.

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Government is also public Vaccines are required for service employees and will no longer require full vaccination for federally regulated aviation, rail and shipping employees.

John C. Munro's Executive Managing Director, Cole Horncastle, said of Swoop for those who want to avoid the delays reported in Pearson, Toronto, despite changes in public health measures. The announcement suggests that it will be reassuring.

"We are excited that travelers can return to this popular destination again and start their journey comfortably and easily from Hamilton International," said Horncastle.

In May, 500,000 passengers faced a delay in international flights at Pearson.

Passengers reported long lines at the airport, regular flight cancellations, and schedule changes. The airport cited delays due to the processing of the COVID-19 protocol, such as staff shortages, passenger influx due to COVID-19 cases and reduced restrictions, and testing and verification of vaccination proofs.

Vespotter, President and CEO of the Canadian Tourism Industry Association, told Global News that the backlog is a "concern" that could further hinder summer travel inside and outside Canada. He said he had sex.

"The number of domestic travelers looks pretty good for the summer," Potter said.

"Sure, we're not going back to 2019 levels, but we're pretty strong."

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Read more:Lifting Vaccine Duty'Right Step The Toronto Pearson operator says

. In late February, Hamilton International Airport reported "signs of recovery" after two years of miserable passenger air travel during a pandemic.

The2021 report, submitted to the city's airport subcommittee, shows 66% of more than 250,000 passengers participating in air travel to Hamilton in 2019. Showed a decrease.

{83 Next year, the airport will be only 24% off and we will see a rebound of about 330,000 passengers passing by.

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