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First look at Sunwing’s 2023-2024 winter program, with capacity up 15%

TORONTO — Sunwing has released the first details of its 2023-2024 winter schedule, featuring flights onboard Sunwing Airlines from 23 Canadian airports.

Sunwing will offer service to 26 sun destinations for the coming winter season, to the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and the U.S.

Capacity is up 15% over last winter season, says Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations.

Sunwing Airlines is ramping up its recruitment efforts, hiring for pilots and seasonal cabin crew positions across the country for the upcoming winter season.

That’s helping Sunwing to come back strong with restored winter sun service for gateways including Regina and Saskatoon, both of which saw service reduced in the latter half of winter 2022-23.

Here’s a look at some of the growth highlights …

  • 24% growth in overall capacity in Western Canada and the Prairies combined, including more flight service from Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, regions where Sunwing has a longstanding presence and continued commitment to providing its customers with affordable sun vacations
  • 26% growth in overall capacity for Atlantic Canada, including a significant lift (more than 30%) in each of Fredericton, Halifax and Gander
  • 23% growth in capacity for Cuba, supplemented by a marked expansion in flight service to Cayo Largo along with the new additions of Cienfuegos and Manzanillo de Cuba

New for this winter season are packages to the Cuban destinations of Cienfuegos along with Manzanillo de Cuba, from Toronto and Montreal. Canadian sun-seekers can also expect a sizeable expansion in vacation options for destinations in Pacific Mexico, including Los Cabos, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta, and more options for travel to Puerto Plata, says Dawson.

“As the leading vacation provider in Canada, we’re thrilled to deliver more vacation packages and flights to Canadians this winter season, including furthering our commitment to servicing our customers in key regions such as Atlantic Canada and the Prairies,” said Dawson. “We are growing capacity from last winter and thrilled to be returning to pre-pandemic travel levels, with more great packages and affordable travel options available to our valued customers this winter, including Cienfuegos and Manzanillo de Cuba which are new for this year, in addition to offering more flights to key areas within Pacific Mexico, Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic and Orlando in Florida. With our ongoing commitment to offering competitive pricing on sun packages, we encourage our customers to book their winter getaways early to unlock the most value on their preferred travel dates and to their destinations of choice.”

With the Sunwing Guarantee on vacation packages, clients can also get the first bag checked for free (a value of $100+ roundtrip), complimentary airport transfers in destination for packages with flights on Sunwing Airlines, exclusive resort perks and extras, and more.

Sunwing will also be servicing Canadians with packages to 700+ hotels, the largest assortment of any vacation provider in Canada.

Watch for a new interview with Sunwing’s Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations, this week in Travelweek Daily.

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