Sunwing announces its initial winter schedule for four airports from coast to coast amid strong surge in customer demand for sun travel

Sunwing Vacations Inc.
Sunwing Vacations Inc.

The tour operator expects demand will continue growing in response to lifting of border measures

Sunwing announces its initial winter schedule for four airports from coast to coast

The tour operator expects demand will continue growing in response to lifting of border measures
The tour operator expects demand will continue growing in response to lifting of border measures

TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Following the positive news that the Canadian government will lift all border and travel measures effective October 1, 2022, and amid a strong surge in customer demand for winter travel, Sunwing is pleased to announce its initial winter flight schedules for four large airports from coast to coast, with the winter lineup for various regional markets where Sunwing maintains a strong presence – from Atlantic Canada to the Prairies and Northern Ontario – to be announced over the coming weeks.

The tour operator’s winter schedule announcement for Toronto, Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver airports comes on the heels of customer capacity returning to 2019 levels, with winter capacity already growing by more than 140% over the previous year and expected to climb even further once border measures are removed on October 1st. What’s more, Sunwing has been increasing its hiring and recruitment efforts to meet the growing demand for winter travel, with 172 employees recalled and more than 200 new employees hired across Sunwing’s Canadian divisions so far this year. On the airline side, Sunwing has hired over 120 pilots and is actively recruiting for 380 cabin crew positions from coast to coast.

“The increasing demand for travel is incredibly welcome news for our company and the entire Canadian travel industry, and we are delighted that the government is lifting travel measures starting in October, which will undoubtedly drive more bookings for travel to sun destinations this winter,” said Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing. “We are thrilled to see capacity returning to pre-2020 levels and to bring more Canadians back to the tropics this winter season, from tried and true favourites such as Cancun, Punta Cana and Varadero to new and expanding destinations such as Cayo Largo in Cuba and Melbourne in Florida. We look forward to adding even more routes and destinations to support evolving demand in the months ahead, and encourage Canadians to book their holiday and winter vacations quickly to unlock the best vacation at the best price!”

Sunwing’s airline division has extended two aircraft leases to further support operations for the upcoming season, which includes providing flights over 30 destinations for the winter and servicing customers with more than 700 hotels, offering the largest assortment available through any tour operator in Canada.

Toronto flight schedule

Destination

Peak Frequency

From

To

Acapulco

1x weekly

04-Jan-2023

15-Mar-2023

Antigua

1x weekly

05-Nov-2022

29-Apr-2023

Aruba

3x weekly

07-Nov-2022

24-Apr-2023

Cayo Coco

Daily

01-Nov-2022

30-Apr-2023

Cancun

Daily

01-Nov-2022

30-Apr-2023

Cayo Largo

1x weekly

04-Nov-2022

07-Apr-2023

Freeport

1x weekly

17-Dec-2022

22-Apr-2023

Grenada

1x weekly

06-Nov-2022

23-Apr-2023

Holguin

4x weekly

01-Nov-2022

28-Apr-2023

Liberia

4x weekly

07-Nov-2022

24-Apr-2023

Montego Bay

Daily

01-Nov-2022

30-Apr-2023

Orlando

Daily

01-Nov-2022

30-Apr-2023

Miami

1x weekly

18-Dec-2022

30-Apr-2023

Melbourne

2x weekly

10-Dec-2022

19-Apr-2023

Manzanillo de Cuba

1x weekly

02-Nov-2022

26-Apr-2023

Mazatlán

1x weekly

01-Nov-2022

18-Apr-2023

Puerto Plata

3x weekly

01-Nov-2022

25-Apr-2023

Punta Cana

Daily

01-Nov-2022

30-Apr-2023

Puerto Vallarta

2x weekly

07-Nov-2022

24-Apr-2023

Rio Hato

2x weekly

04-Nov-2022

17-Apr-2023

Roatan

1x weekly

12-Dec-2022

03-Apr-2023

Los Cabos

3x weekly

03-Nov-2022

30-Apr-2023

Santa Clara

Daily

01-Nov-2022

30-Apr-2023

St. Maarten

1x weekly

03-Nov-2022

27-Apr-2023

St. Lucia

1x weekly

05-Nov-2022

22-Apr-2023

Varadero

Daily

01-Nov-2022

30-Apr-2023

 

 

 

 

Montréal flight schedule

Destination

Peak Frequency

From

To

Acapulco

1x weekly

21-Dec-2022

15-Mar-2023

Cayo Coco

Daily

01-Nov-2022

29-Apr-2023

Cancun

Daily

01-Nov-2022

30-Apr-2023

Cayo Largo

1x weekly

04-Nov-2022

07-Apr-2023

Freeport

1x weekly

17-Dec-2022

22-Apr-2023

Holguin

Daily

01-Nov-2022

28-Apr-2023

Liberia

1x weekly

07-Nov-2022

17-Apr-2023

Montego Bay

2x weekly

05-Nov-2022

30-Apr-2023

Miami

1x weekly

18-Dec-2022

30-Apr-2023

Manzanillo de Cuba

1x weekly

02-Nov-2022

26-Apr-2023

Mazatlán

1x weekly

13-Dec-2022

11-Apr-2023

Puerto Plata

4x weekly

01-Nov-2022

25-Apr-2023

Punta Cana

Daily

01-Nov-2022

30-Apr-2023

Puerto Vallarta

1x weekly

18-Dec-2022

09-Apr-2023

Rio Hato

1x weekly

04-Nov-2022

31-Mar-2023

Roatan

1x weekly

12-Dec-2022

03-Apr-2023

Los Cabos

1x weekly

10-Nov-2022

06-Apr-2023

San Andres

1x weekly

14-Dec-2022

29-Mar-2023

Santa Clara

Daily

03-Nov-2022

29-Apr-2023

St. Maarten

1x weekly

03-Nov-2022

27-Apr-2023

Varadero

Daily

01-Nov-2022

30-Apr-2023

 

 

 

 

Calgary flight schedule

Destination

Peak Frequency

From

To

Cancun

5x weekly

01-Nov-2022

29-Apr-2023

Liberia

1x weekly

18-Dec-2022

16-Apr-2023

Montego Bay

1x weekly

07-Nov-2022

10-Apr-2023

Mazatlán

1x weekly

04-Nov-2022

14-Apr-2023

Punta Cana

1x weekly

07-Nov-2022

24-Apr-2023

Puerto Vallarta

2x weekly

06-Nov-2022

30-Apr-2023

Los Cabos

2x weekly

03-Nov-2022

29-Apr-2023

Varadero

2x weekly

01-Nov-2022

25-Apr-2023

 

 

 

 

Vancouver flight schedule

Destination

Peak Frequency

From

To

Cancun

6x weekly

1-Nov-2022

30-Apr-2023

Mazatlán

1x weekly

04-Nov-2022

14-Apr-2023

Punta Cana

1x weekly

12-Dec-2022

24-Apr-2023

Puerto Vallarta

3x weekly

06-Nov-2022

30-Apr-2023

Los Cabos

1x weekly

05-Nov-2022

29-Apr-2023

Varadero

2x weekly

08-Nov-2022

25-Apr-2023

 

 

 

 

In addition to the example flight schedules from the four airports listed above, Sunwing will be releasing winter schedules for various regions across the country from which it operates in the weeks ahead.

Sunwing customers eager to book their winter escapes to paradise can take advantage of great savings available on Sunwing.ca or by contacting their local travel agent. Plus, customers looking for even more value out of their upcoming getaways can add one of Sunwing’s Worry Free insurance offerings so they can vacation in the tropics with confidence this winter season.

About Sunwing
The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from airports across Canada to popular sun destinations across the U.S.A., Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. This scale enables Sunwing to offer customers exclusive deals at top-rated resorts in the most popular vacation destinations as well as cruise packages and seasonal domestic flight service. Sunwing customers benefit from the assistance of the company’s own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey. The company supports the communities where it operates through the Sunwing Foundation, a charitable initiative focused on the support and development of youth and humanitarian aid.

For more information:
Melanie Anne Filipp
Director, Corporate Communications & Media Relations
Sunwing Travel Group
1-800-387-5602 | media@sunwing.ca

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