Swoop announces new direct flight from Winnipeg to the Riviera Nayarit

  • Starting this winter Canadian travelers can visit the Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit area from the capital of Manitoba at a great price.

Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low cost airline and a subsidiary of WestJet Airlines Ltd., has launched its inaugural flight from the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG) to the LIc. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), serving Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit.

This is the second Swoop route from Winnipeg to Mexico and offers travelers the option to vacation on the beaches of Banderas Bay from the capital of Manitoba during the 2019-2020 winter season.

“Our route map is constantly expanding, and we keep working towards making travel cheaper, easier, and more accessible,” said Swoop’s president, Swoop. “We continue growing our Winnipeg network, offering more options for Canadians to escape to warmer climates,” he added.

The new Winnipeg route to Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit, a weekly flight departing at 8:45 a.m., began December 20, 2019 and will continue through April 21, 2020.

Marc Murphy, managing director of the Banderas Bay Hotel and Motel Association and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau said: “We’re delighted to collaborate with Swoop on the launch of this direct flight from Winnipeg to the Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, which opens the door to providing new and convenient connectivity options to visit the Riviera Nayarit from Canada. From charming coastal villages like Sayulita to the sophisticated resorts of Punta de Mita, our destinations will attract Canadian travelers with a unique offer that will keep them coming back time and again.”

Canada is one of the most important markets for the Riviera Nayarit; its tourists are notable for their extended stays over the winter and it’s one of the best performing markets for the region in recent years.

About the new Swoop service:

+ Winnipeg, MB to Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit, MX | Frequency: Tuesday.

+ Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit to Winnipeg, MB | Frequency: Tuesday.

For more details on the flight, including availability, visit FlySwoop.com.


Established in 2018, Swoop is Canada’s leading ultra-low cost airline, independently operated as part of the WestJet group of companies, offering point-to-point scheduled service to 17 destinations in Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean.


The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) continue to work together to advance the Riviera Nayarit, strengthening its promotion and helping position Mexico’s Pacific Treasure on the world map with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).