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Ultra low-cost airline Swoop says they will be adding direct routes from Victoria to Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta, starting in the fall.

The announcement came Thursday, as the Westjet subsidiary completed its inaugural flight from Toronto to Victoria. Along with Toronto, Swoop currently offers flights to Edmonton from Victoria.

Swoop says their new service to Las Vegas and Puerto Vallarta will begin on October 31.

“We’re really pleased that Swoop has announced new non-stop service to Las Vegas and Puerto-Vallarta,” said Geoff Dickson, Victoria Airport Authority President and CEO.

“We know Greater Victoria is very appreciative of the support Swoop is showing in our community and the contribution to our local economy.”

Flights from Victoria International Airport (YYJ) to McCarran International Airport (LAS) will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays, and are available for booking now.

Flights to Puerto Vallarta’s Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) will go on sale on June 30, with Swoop set to offer non-stop service once weekly on Sundays.

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