Ultra-low fare Canadian airline Swoop has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737-800NG aircraft as it prepares for the launch of operations on 20 June 2018.
The aircraft is the first of six B737-800NG aircraft to be delivered this year and features the magenta Swoop logo with tailfin and winglets of the same colour.
“The delivery of our first aircraft is yet another exciting milestone as we begin the final countdown to Swoop’s operational launch,” said Steven Greenway, Swoop president and CEO. “The phenomenal team at Swoop has been working tirelessly towards our first flights and everything is “GO” for Swoop to take to the skies on June 20.”
Swoop will operate a fleet of B737-800NGs, with two more of the type to be delivered this year. The airline said the aircraft offer “reliability and fuel efficiency and are equipped with blended winglet technology to improve aerodynamic performance and reduce fuel burn by up to 4%.
“Optimising efficiencies while minimising maintenance and operating costs is an important cornerstone of Swoop’s ultra-low-cost business model.”
The aircraft has 189 seats, including 39 seats offering extra legroom with an additional 4-6 inches of space, the cabin is also equipped with in-seat power, fully adjustable headrests, Wi-Fi connectivity and in-flight entertainment.