Swoop Bookings This Month Support Healthcare Workers, But You Can Only Fly Domestic
International flights are suspended until August.
Travelling for a good cause. Any Swoop flights that you book this month will help out healthcare workers and hospital foundations. However, you can only fly domestic right now so international travel will have to wait.
For the month of June, Swoop will donate $5 per traveller, per booking from all new bookings.
That money will go to The Frontline Fund which helps out frontline healthcare workers as they battle the pandemic.
"As Canadians, we owe the health care professionals who protect our communities a debt of gratitude and our continued support in the battle against COVID-19," said Charles Duncan, president of Swoop, in a news release.
The fund also supports northern communities and indigenous health.
Since the airline has suspended all international and transborder flights until August 31, if you want to book a flight this month you can only choose from domestic destinations.
The ultra-low fare airline flies into and out of 12 Canadian destinations from coast to coast year-round and seasonally.
That includes Victoria, Abbotsford, Kamloops, Kelowna and Edmonton in the west.
Flights are also available in and out of Winnipeg, London and Hamilton.
On the east coast, the destinations are Moncton, Charlottetown, St. John's and Halifax.
You can book a flight and help out a good cause until June 30 at 11:59 p.m. MT.
With the money from the bookings, three specific areas will be funded.
"Swoop is proud to offer our support by contributing to funding for supplies, support and research," Duncan said.
Supplies are things like ventilators, testing equipment, masks and disinfectants.
Supports include counselling, food, appreciation initiatives, and accommodations for workers that need to self-isolate.
The research can be basics or COVID-19 clinical trials and vaccine development.
Until August 31, Swoop is also making disposable masks available at check-in with a suggested minimum donation of $2 to The Frontline Fund.
Since March 22, international flights with Swoop have been suspended.
In the past, when there were no travel restrictions, the airline flew to a bunch of destinations outside of Canada.
That included Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix and other spots in the U.S.
You could also head down south to destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean.