Swoop (WO, Hamilton, ON) has deferred the launch of two routes from Canada to San Diego Int'l due to the grounding of the B737 MAX affecting its parent WestJet (WS, Calgary), The Points Guy has reported.

A Swoop spokesperson confirmed to the blog that routes from Abbotsford and Edmonton Int'l, originally scheduled to launch in early October 2019, will be pushed back to 2020.

While Swoop neither operated nor planned to operate any B737 MAX this year, its parent WestJet has been hit by the grounding. The Canadian carrier has thirteen B737-8 on the ground, the ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows. Swoop currently operates seven B737-800s and was due to take over another three from WestJet by the end of the year. However, as the parent airline tries to compensate for the capacity lost due to the MAX grounding, the transfer of the -800s has been put on hold.

As it stands, Swoop's US network currently does not include any destinations in California. The airline operates to Fort Lauderdale Int'l, Las Vegas McCarran, and Orlando Int'l, with routes to Phoenix Williams Gateway and Tampa Int'l due to launch in October 2019.