Swoop Cleared For U.S.

Swoop Airlines has fixed its regulatory issues with the U.S. FAA and flew its first revenue flight to the U.S. on Saturday. The airline, a budget subset of WestJet, cancelled 24 flights last week because the expected approvals did not arrive in time. Customers were rebooked and received refunds and compensation for the embarrassing failure to launch, which was well publicized over the summer. The airline has been apologizing profusely for its gaffe, which it also hasn’t really explained.

“Swoop would again like to apologize to our valued travellers for the inconveniences they have experienced and reassure travellers with upcoming flights that everything is in place,” the airline wrote in a statement.