The Charlottetown Airport is adding new flights after two several years of pandemic travel reactions that grounded several carriers.
Swoop manufactured its very first landing in Charlottetown on Sunday, arriving from Hamilton with about 125 travellers. A Swoop flight from Toronto is because of to get there Monday.
It is really a signal the airport will be fast paced this tourism year, says Doug Newson, CEO of the Charlottetown Airport Authority.
“We place out a observe the other working day just to warn people today that certain periods of day are heading to be quite active here at the airport, so people ought to get here … properly in advance,” Newson claimed.
He claimed there will be 4 airways operating with at minimum a dozen flights arriving and departing, relying on the day.
“We are just tremendous psyched right after two many years of … really very little website traffic, pretty minor exercise at the airport in this terminal setting up,” Newson said.
Swoop, a low-price tag provider, was meant to get started operations on the Island in the spring of 2020, but that was delayed owing to COVID-19.
“We are pretty pretty optimistic about a incredibly pretty occupied summertime,” said Bert van der Stege, head of professional and finance for Swoop.
“Canadians are prepared to vacation once again, completely ready to examine the natural beauty Canada has to offer and prepared to reconnect with family and good friends.”
With how hectic things are at the airport, Newson is optimistic heading into the summer.
“I believe this summer we could get there for pre-pandemic during the summer months, maybe as early as June,” he explained.
Even though evidence of vaccination and masking are however demanded, there is no for a longer period COVID-19 screening for domestic journey, Newson claimed. “It is really setting up to experience like an airport again.”