St. Pete-Clearwater for Swoop Launch to Toronto
Contrary to its airport code – PIE – St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport also loves a good cake. PIE has announced the launch of its partnership with Canada’s low-cost airline Swoop with its maiden flight from Toronto to St. Pete-Clearwater. Managers and marketing team from Swoop and PIE met the flight moments after arriving on the asphalt under intense salute from water cannons.
Inside the gate, guests were greeted by a custom cake created by local Petite Madelyn’s bakery. The three-tiered lure depicted sweeping views of St. Pete-Clearwater and featured several Canadian icons, including a flag-waving builder, the Toronto Maple Leaves logo, hockey sticks and a swoop, all with a CN tower.
The arrival marked the first international flight to PIE since 2020. The ultra-cheap Canadian airline, owned by WestJet, provides two weekly flights to and from Toronto, and has since added one weekly flight to and from Hamilton, Ontario.
PIE celebrates Allegiant’s Key West inauguration
It was a big year for St. Pete-Clearwater and Algiant International Airport. In addition to celebrating 15 years of successful non-stop partnership, the airport and airline have also launched seven new routes in 2021, the last being the route expected from St. Petersburg. Pete-Clearwater to Key West (EYW).
To celebrate this new route non-stop, twice a week, PIE welcomed the arrival of the opening flight with a selection of refreshments highlighted by a huge cake created by Petit Madeline Bakery in St. Pete-Clearwater. The towering masterpiece included the iconic “southernmost point” marker on top of two layers of cake wrapped in aqua blue icing and adorned with tropical vegetation, animals and unique keystrokes from Key West, all lit with delicious sweetness. A Peekaboo jelly dish that recreated the ocean with an underwater coral reef scene.