Swoop promises compensation after 6 more flights cancelled over damaged plane

Embattled airline Swoop is promising action after a damaged plane led to seven cancelled flights this week, forcing some passengers to wait until early September for a new flight.Travellers expecting to fly from Kelowna, B.C. to Winnipeg on Monday received texts from the low-cost carrier that their flight had been rescheduled — some for Sept. 2, some for Sept. 4, and some for Sept. 6.Story continues below

Michelle Vanderlip, one of those travellers, told Global News she could not obtain answers after boarding was halted halfway through, and the delay turned from minutes into hours before the flight was cancelled.READ MORE: Passengers told to wait 11 days for next plane after Swoop cancels Kelowna-to-Winnipeg flight“It’s pretty stressful when it seems like they put it on us to find a way home,” she said. “It’s unbelievable to me that they could kind of abandon us.”Swoop president Steven Greenway said Wednesday that unspecified damage was found on the plane in question, forcing it to be grounded for repairs.Six other flights were cancelled through Wednesday because of the grounding, he added, affecting service to and from Edmonton, Hamilton, Abbotsford, B.C., Las Vegas and Orlando.WATCH: Swoop Airline cancels flight, makes passengers wait 11 days for return trip