Sunwing to launch Mazatlán and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo from YYJ

TORONTO — Sunwing is launching new weekly flights from Victoria to sunny Mazatlán and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo this winter, giving residents in the B.C. capital a total of four tropical destinations to choose from.

Mazatlán flights depart on Saturdays and kick off Dec. 21, 2019, running until March 28, 2020. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo departs on Sundays starting Dec. 22, 2019 and running until March 29, 2020.

Both destinations complement returning favourites Huatulco and Los Cabos this winter from Victoria.

“We are excited to be returning to Victoria International Airport and expanding our operations in the region with the addition of two new flight services this winter,” says Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing. “We’re sure the destinations of Mazatlán and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo will be well received by residents of the Greater Victoria region.”

Geoff Dickson, President and Chief Executive of the Victoria Airport Authority, added: “We’re pleased to welcome Sunwing’s new flights to Mazatlán and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, and we appreciate their commitment to this market. We know the Greater Victoria community enjoys travelling to sunspot destinations during the winter months, and the convenience these new nonstop services allows them to get to their destination sooner to start enjoying their vacations.”

In Mazatlán, travellers can stay at El Cid Castilla Beach, which offers water slides and banana boat rides (at an extra cost, or the newly-renovated Riu Emerald Bay, a top-rated family resort featuring sweeping ocean views in the majority of rooms. In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, there’s the family-friendly Azul Ixtapa Resort, home to its own mini water park and kids club.