Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Swoop has a new president.
The company, which is part of the WestJet Group, has announced the appointment of Bob Cummings to the role, which took effect on Monday.
“I am delighted to welcome Bob back to the WestJet Group to lead Swoop through this pivotal time for affordable air travel in Canada,” said Alexis von Hoensbroech, Chief Executive Officer, the WestJet Group. “Bob’s passion and knowledge of the ULCC market, his strength in leading high-performing teams and his impressive track record with the WestJet Group, will ensure that Swoop continues to lead the way in providing Canadians with access to ultra-low fare travel.”
It marks a return to WestJet for Cummings, who served for 13 years with WestJet — including as the former president of Swoop back in 2018, when he helped lead the startup and launch of the airline.
“Swoop was created to make travel affordable and accessible for the most price-conscious travelers, and as we continue to expand and offer more schedule options, people can book with confidence when choosing our Canadian, ultra-low-cost airline,” Cummings said. “am elated to return to The WestJet Group’s leadership team and am looking forward to working alongside Swoopsters to bring more choice, lower fares and certainty to the market.”
Cummings succeeds former President Charles Duncan, who is transitioning to a new role as Vice President for integration and strategic projects.
Swoop ever-expanding network includes a number of flights in the Caribbean and Mexico.
The company has a fleet of 10 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, with plans to add another six planes this year.