Sunwing celebrates inaugural flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica from Sudbury, Ontario

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TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The first-ever Sunwing flight from Sudbury, Ontario to Montego Bay, Jamaica departed from Greater Sudbury Airport today. The flight marks the first of this season’s new weekly direct flight service from Sudbury to Montego Bay, departing every Thursday until April 11, 2019, inclusive. With the addition of this new flight service, along with the popular Punta Cana service that was offered last winter, residents of the Greater Sudbury area can now depart to two tropical destinations right from their doorstep.

President of Tour Operations for Sunwing, Andrew Dawson, commented on the news. “Our seasonal flight service from Sudbury has been well-received in past seasons and we are excited to be offering travellers in the Greater Sudbury region with even more ways to Vacation Better this winter by offering two popular vacation destinations for the first time. Sudbury residents can now easily explore all that Montego Bay has to offer with this convenient direct flight service, including its pristine beaches, world-famous tours and excursions and warm Caribbean hospitality.”

“Once again, we are thrilled to welcome Sunwing to Greater Sudbury for another season,” said Todd Tripp, CEO of the Greater Sudbury Airport. “With Sunwing now offering flight service to Montego Bay, Jamaica, for the 2018-2019 winter season, in addition to its popular flight to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, sun destination choices for Sudbury travellers have never been more convenient.”

Vacationers can choose from a range of resorts for all ages, tastes and budgets in Montego Bay. The recently-renovated Riu Palace Tropical Bay is located on one of the top-rated beaches in the Caribbean and is nestled in an idyllic bay, making it the ideal place for a relaxing beach getaway. The beachfront resort offers modern guestrooms, including options for connecting rooms that can accommodate families of five or more and a host of RIU-topia perks and privileges such as in-room liquor dispensers, daily champagne breakfasts, poolside wait service and more. Vacationers can also choose to stay at the popular Royalton Blue Waters, a top-rated family resort that’s home to a lazy river and an on-site water park with water slides and a splash pad.

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 |