Sunwing celebrates inaugural flight to Los Cabos from Ottawa

CBJ Newsmakers

TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The first direct Sunwing flight from Ottawa to Los Cabos, Mexico departed from Ottawa International Airport today. This flight marks the first of a weekly flight service direct from the capital, departing every Thursday, until April 11, 2019, inclusive. With the addition of the new Los Cabos route, Ottawa residents can now look forward to 11 convenient flight choices for their winter getaway, including a seasonal flight service to Miami, which launched earlier this month.  

President of Tour Operations for Sunwing, Andrew Dawson, welcomed the news, “We are delighted to be providing our customers in the Ottawa-Gatineau region 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.”

Mark Laroche, Ottawa International Airport Authority President and CEO, commented on the news, “Non-stop access to a vibrant destination like Los Cabos is exactly the type of air service that Ottawa-Gatineau residents appreciate and expect from their home airport. We’re thrilled that Sunwing sees the upside of adding more choices to their extensive Ottawa International Airport portfolio.”

Vacationers can choose from world-class resorts for all tastes and budgets in Los Cabos including Riu Palace Baja California, a brand-new adults only oasis which opened earlier this month. Located on the coveted shores of Cabo San Lucas, guests can look forward to opulent facilities, many offering breathtaking panoramic views, and expansive suites with sophisticated décor. Another great option is neighbouring property, Riu Santa Fe a recently-renovated beachfront resort featuring 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 either property 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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