Sunwing celebrates inaugural flight to Mazatlán, Mexico from Montreal

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TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The first Sunwing flight from Montreal to Mazatlán departed from Pierre Elliott Trudeau International yesterday. This flight marks the first of this season’s new weekly flight service to this popular Pacific Mexican destination, departing every Tuesday until April 16, 2019, inclusive. With the introduction of this new route, travellers in the Montreal area can now enjoy convenient flight services to 29 of the most popular sunshine destinations across the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and Florida this winter.

Sam Char, Executive Vice President for Sunwing Travel Group in Quebec, commented on the news, “We are excited to be offering travellers in Montreal with even more ways to Vacation Better this winter. Known as the Pearl of the Pacific with top-rated resorts in the lively Golden Zone, neoclassical architecture in Old Mazatlán and top-rated beaches along the sparkling coast, we’re sure the addition of Mazatlán to our roster of destinations will be well received.”

“During this cold weather, travellers will appreciate having a new sun destination available to them from Montréal”, said Philippe Rainville, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aéroports de Montréal. “We’d like to thank Sunwing for offering this new destination, which will allow Montréal travellers to enjoy the sun and beach and give them a chance to experience the rich Mexican culture and history of Mazatlàn.”

Sunwing offers a range of resorts in Mazatlán for travellers of all ages, interests and budgets. Vacationers may choose to stay at Riu Emerald Bay, a popular resort overlooking Brujas Beach that’s a short taxi ride from the shopping and nightlife of the famous Golden Zone. Another popular option in Mazatlán is El Cid Castilla Beach, offering the best of both beach relaxation and city exploration. Guests can explore downtown’s famous attractions and then take in a beautiful Pacific Coast sunset from the resort beach.

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.

For more information or to book, visit www.sunwing.ca or contact your travel agent.

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 | media@sunwing.ca

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