Sunwing celebrates inaugural flight to Los Cabos from Kelowna, British Columbia

CBJ Newsmakers

TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The first-ever Sunwing flight from Kelowna, British Columbia to Los Cabos, Mexico departed from Kelowna International Airport on December 15, 2018. This flight marks the first of this season’s new weekly direct flight service from Kelowna to Los Cabos, departing every Saturday until April 20, 2019, inclusive. With the addition of this new flight service, residents of Kelowna and southern British Columbia can now look forward to three convenient choices of vacation destinations including Los Cabos, Cancun and Varadero.

President of Tour Operations for Sunwing, Andrew Dawson, welcomed the news. “We are delighted to be providing our customers in Kelowna with even more ways to Vacation Better this winter. Travellers will be able to enjoy two destinations in one in Los Cabos, with the lively nightlife of Cabo San Lucas and the vibrant art scene of San Jose del Cabo offering something different for travellers of all interests.”

“We are excited to partner with Sunwing to launch a new direct flight service to Los Cabos,” said Sam Samaddar, Airport Director for Kelowna International Airport. “There is a strong demand for winter travel to sunny destinations and we are happy to make this a reality for Okanagan residents. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our partnership with Sunwing to provide more destinations in the future.”

Vacationers can choose from world-class resorts for all tastes and budgets in Los Cabos. The recently- renovated, beachfront Riu Santa Fe features a brand-new Splash Water World water park, extensive pool complex with a swim-up bar and a new entertainment zone with weekly adults only pool parties. Vacationers can also enjoy exclusive RIU-topia perks when they book with Sunwing such as in-room liquor dispensers, unlimited reservation-free dining, spa credits and more. Travellers may also choose to stay at Royal Solaris Los Cabos, a beachfront resort just a short walk to downtown San Jose Del Cabo with three sparkling pools and a mini water park for younger guests. Families can benefit from additional perks at this resort such as Kids Stay, Play and Eat FREE deals, exclusive pricing for teens, no single parent supplement fee, kids programs and more.

All Sunwing vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and buy on board selection of light meals and snacks with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford, including the brand-new Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Wrap and famous Mac & Cheese. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance.

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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 over 33 airports across Canada to over 45 popular sun destinations. This scale enables Sunwing to negotiate the best deals and exclusive offers at all of the top-rated resorts across the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. Renowned for its award-winning service, Sunwing is consistently voted the top leisure airline by travel agents and is the perennial winner of the Consumer Choice Award. Customers can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine*, tea and coffee and non-alcoholic beverage service; together with a buy on board menu of light meals and snacks (including kids’ choices) inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Sunwing customers also benefit from the assistance of the company’s own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey.

*Service may be unavailable on select flights

For all media enquiries, please contact:

Rachel Goldrick
Senior Corporate Communications Manager
Sunwing Vacations
1-800-387-5602 |

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