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Sunwing marks its return to Atlantic Canada with winter schedule announcement for six airports
Tour operator offering convenient weekly flights from Halifax, Moncton, Fredericton, St. John’s, Deer Lake and Gander starting in January
TORONTO, Oct. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amid the Canadian government’s removal of all border and travel measures, Sunwing is pleased to announce its return to Atlantic Canada this winter season, with convenient weekly flights from six airports beginning in January until May. Sunwing’s resumption of winter flights from airports in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland comes after a difficult two years brought on by the pandemic and resulting travel restrictions, and is a signal of the tour operator’s ongoing commitment to eastern Canada and offering its residents seamless travel options from their local airport of choice.
“It’s been a difficult few years for the entire travel industry, particularly in New Brunswick and Newfoundland where long-lasting travel restrictions have unfortunately prevented us from offering our winter flight program since March 2020, much to our disappointment,” said Deana Murphy, Vice President of Retail Sales for Sunwing. “Now that all travel measures have been lifted as of October 1, 2022, we are excited to be back and doubling down on our commitment to the regions with weekly winter flights to a variety of popular sun destinations.”
Sunwing’s winter schedule announcement for Halifax in Nova Scotia, Moncton and Fredericton in New Brunswick, and St. John’s, Deer Lake and Gander in Newfoundland comes on the heels of the tour operator’s recent winter schedule announcement for four larger airports across the country, and amid increasing customer demand for winter travel that is seeing capacity growing by more than 140% over last year.
“We are thrilled to return to Atlantic Canada and share our winter flight lineup, which will help make it easier for our customers in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland to head to the tropics this winter season,” said Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing. “We have a longstanding commitment in eastern Canada and are proud of being able to connect residents across the region with flights to a wide selection of destinations, including customer favourites such as Cancun, Punta Cana and Varadero, plus newer destinations being offered out of Halifax this year, including Cayo Largo, Cuba and Melbourne, Florida. With travel rebounding and demand for all inclusive travel continuing to rise, we encourage our customers to book early to save more under our wing during the peak winter travel months.”
|Halifax, NS flight schedule|
|Cayo Coco||1x weekly||11-Jan-2023||26-Apr-2023|
|Cayo Largo||1x weekly||10-Jan-2023||25-Apr-2023|
|Montego Bay||1x weekly||09-Jan-2023||01-May-2023|
|Puerto Plata||1x weekly||10-Jan-2023||25-Apr-2023|
|Punta Cana||2x weekly||06-Jan-2023||29-Apr-2023|
|Santa Clara||1x weekly||05-Jan-2023||27-Apr-2023|
|Moncton, NB flight schedule|
|Cayo Coco||1x weekly||11-Feb-2023||29-Apr-2023|
|Montego Bay||1x weekly||12-Feb-2023||30-Apr-2023|
|Puerto Plata||1x weekly||10-Feb-2023||28-Apr-2023|
|Punta Cana||1x weekly||11-Feb-2023||29-Apr-2023|
|Fredericton, NB flight schedule|
|Cayo Coco||1x weekly||14-Feb-2023||02-May-2023|
|Punta Cana||1x weekly||08-Feb-2023||26-Apr-2023|
|Santa Clara||1x weekly||14-Feb-2023||02-May-2023|
|St. John’s, NL flight schedule|
|Cayo Coco||1x weekly||16-Mar-2023||04-May-2023|
|Montego Bay||1x weekly||19-Mar-2023||07-May-2023|
|Punta Cana||1x weekly||20-Mar-2023||08-May-2023|
|Deer Lake and Gander, NL flight schedule|
|Punta Cana||1x weekly||22-Mar-2023||03-May-2023|
Residents of Atlantic Canada can take advantage of limited-time savings of up to 40% on select all inclusive vacation packages during Sunwing’s Save More Event, on now. For a reimagined boutique vacation experience, Halifax customers can visit Memories Cayo Largo, a new family-friendly resort in Cayo Largo nestled along Cuba’s southern coast and known for warmer temperatures year-round. Atlantic Canada customers planning a couples retreat or adults only escape will enjoy visiting Planet Hollywood Adult Scene Cancun An Autograph Collection All Inclusive Resort Adults Only. Located on a pristine beach on the shores of Costa Mujeres in Mexico, the resort offers plenty of opportunities to lounge in the sun and savour the international cuisine at the a la carte restaurants, before enjoying the star-worthy entertainment in the evenings. Meanwhile, for a sun and sand getaway the whole family will love, Be Live Collection Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic offers plenty of water activities, amenities including an on-site kids club and butler service, and spacious accommodations including swim-out suites.
Savings apply to select vacation packages when booked by November 6, 2022 for travel between November 1, 2022 and April 30, 2023*. For even more value, customers can purchase one of Sunwing’s Worry Free insurance plans and enjoy added peace of mind on their next getaway to the tropics.
*Terms and conditions apply.
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.
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WestJet brings back the heat this Winter
Airline to return 17 sun and leisure routes suspended during pandemic to destinations across the Caribbean, Mexico and U.S.
CALGARY, AB, Aug. 8, 2022 /CNW/ – WestJet today celebrated the return of 17 sun routes to its network this winter. The returning routes which were suspended for more than two years, bring enhanced connectivity and vacation options for Canadians and communities across the airline’s network.
“The restart of these routes is another positive step in the restoration our network as we solidify WestJet as the reliable, friendly and affordable airline we are known to be,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer. “We recognize the past three winters have been disruptive to our guests travel plans and we look forward to reconnecting Canadians to some of the warmer destinations they have missed the most.”
The airline today also announced new six-times weekly regional service between Penticton, B.C., and Vancouver beginning on February 17, 2023 on WestJet Link along with the restart of domestic connectivity between Edmonton and Nanaimo, B.C.
Highlights from WestJet’s winter schedule release:
Sun and Leisure, Transborder and Transatlantic:
- Restart of 17 sun and leisure routes suspended since 2019
- 45 per cent increase to sun and leisure flights from winter 2021
- 60 per cent increase in transborder flights from winter 2021
- 25 per cent increase in transatlantic flights from winter 2021
WestJet’s investments in sun, transborder and leisure flying are growing across the country with:
- A 50% increase in flights from Central/Eastern Canada from winter 2021
- A 55% increase in flights from Western Canada from winter 2021
- 65 per cent increase in flights to/from Winnipeg (YWG) from winter 2021
- 50 per cent increase in flights to/from Edmonton (YEG) from winter 2021
- 35 per cent increase in flights to/from Vancouver (YVR) from winter 2021
- 30 per cent increase in flights to/from Calgary (YYC) from winter 2021
- 10 per cent increase in flights to/from Toronto (YYZ) from winter 2021
- New domestic connection between Vancouver and Penticton, B.C., on WestJet Link
- Restart of Edmonton-Nanaimo route suspended since 2019
- 25 per cent overall increase in flights network-wide domestically from winter 2021
|Route||Restart Date||Peak Frequency||Operated By|
|Kelowna – Phoenix||November 16, 2022||1x Weekly||WestJet|
|Saskatoon – Las Vegas||November 10, 2022||2x Weekly||WestJet|
|Saskatoon – Orlando*||December 16, 2022||1x Weekly||WestJet|
|Regina – Las Vegas||November 10, 2022||2x Weekly||WestJet|
|Regina – Orlando||December 16, 2022||1x Weekly||WestJet|
|Vancouver – Orlando||November 12, 2022||1x Weekly||WestJet|
|Winnipeg – Phoenix||October 31, 2022||2x Weekly||WestJet|
|St. John’s – Tampa Bay||March 19, 2023||1x Weekly||WestJet|
Carribean, Mexico, Central American Restarts:
|Route||Restart Date||Peak Frequency||Operated By|
|Calgary – Belize City||November 18, 2022||1x Weekly||WestJet|
|Calgary – Nassau||November 26, 2022||1x weekly||WestJet|
|Calgary – Varadero||November 5, 2022||1x Weekly||WestJet|
|Comox – Puerto Vallarta||November 5, 2022||1x Weekly||WestJet|
|Ottawa – Montego Bay||November 12, 2022||2x Weekly||WestJet|
|Regina – Cancun*||November 13, 2022||2x Weekly||WestJet|
|Toronto – Cayo Coco||November 5, 2022||1x Weekly||WestJet|
|Toronto – Samana||December 17, 2022||1x Weekly||WestJet|
|Winnipeg – Montego Bay||December 17, 2022||1x Weekly||WestJet|
|Route||Start Date||Frequency||Operated by|
|Vancouver – Penticton*||February 17, 2023||6x Weekly||WestJet Link|
|Edmonton – Nanaimo||October 30, 2022||3x Weekly||WestJet Encore|
In 26 years of serving Canadians, WestJet has cut airfares in half and increased the flying population in Canada to more than 50 per cent. WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, growing over the years to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 100 destinations in 23 countries, pre-pandemic.
Since the start of the pandemic the WestJet Group of Companies has built a layered framework of safety measures to ensure Canadians can continue to travel safely and responsibly through the airline’s Safety Above All hygiene program. During this time, WestJet has maintained its status as one of the top-10 on-time airlines in North America as named by Cirium.
For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.
Lynx Air’s Inaugural Flight From St. John’s Takes Off
Canada’s new ultra-affordable airline is celebrating its arrival in St. John’s with a seat sale
ST. JOHN’S, NB, June 28, 2022 /CNW/ – Lynx Air’s (Lynx) first flight from St. John’s International Airport will take to the skies today, marking the commencement of twice-weekly return service between St. John’s and Toronto Pearson International Airport. As of July 14, 2022, the St. John’s-Toronto service will increase to daily and will add Edmonton and Calgary to its network.
Starting July 14, the airline will be flying 14 flights a week in and out of St. John’s, equating to 2,646 seats per week. The Edmonton and Calgary services will operate as through-flight services to St. John’s via Toronto, providing a seamless service with a single boarding pass, no deplaning in Toronto and the ability to check bags through to St. John’s.
To celebrate Lynx’s inaugural flight to St. John’s, the airline has launched a limited-time seat sale, offering up to 50 per cent off all base fares to and from St. John’s. The sale will start on June 28, 2022 and end at 11:59p.m. NDT on June 30, 2022. For complete sale details and to book an ultra-affordable fare, please visit FlyLynx.com.
“It’s been a busy couple of months for Canada’s newest airline, and with today’s addition of St. John’s, Lynx is proud to make air travel accessible across Canada,” said Merren McArthur, CEO of Lynx Air. “Whether you are travelling to connect with friends and family or to explore the dramatic fjords and pristine marine reserves of Newfoundland and Labrador, Lynx ensures a great flying experience at an ultra-affordable price.”
“We are delighted to have Lynx Air as our newest airline partner,” said Peter Avery, Chief Executive Officer of St. John’s International Airport Authority. “This added capacity to Ontario and the through-flights to Alberta, a province deeply connected to Newfoundland and Labrador, is arriving at the perfect time as Newfoundlanders and Labradorians celebrate the Come Home Year.”
Canada’s new ultra-affordable airline is on a mission to make air travel accessible to all Canadians, and in keeping with that mission, Lynx is offering fares to St. John’s from as low as $109* one-way. Lynx’s network spans 10 destinations across Canada, including Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto Pearson, Hamilton, Halifax and St. John’s. The airline operates a fleet of brand-new, fuel-efficient Boeing 737 aircraft and plans to grow its fleet to more than 46 aircraft over the next five to seven years.
Lynx’s full flight schedule includes:
|Round Trip Market||Service Starts||Weekly Frequencies|
|Calgary, AB to Vancouver, BC||April 7, 2022||14x|
|Calgary, AB to Toronto, ON||April 11, 2022|
|Vancouver, BC to Kelowna, BC||April 15, 2022||2x|
|Calgary, AB to Kelowna, BC||April 15, 2022||2x|
3x (from June 29)
|Calgary, AB to Winnipeg, MB||April 19, 2022||4x|
|Vancouver, BC to Winnipeg, MB||April 19, 2022||2x|
|Vancouver, BC to Toronto, ON||April 28, 2022||7x|
|Toronto, ON to Winnipeg, MB||May 5, 2022||2x|
|Calgary, AB to Victoria, BC||May 12, 2022||2x|
3x (from June 29)
|Toronto, ON to St. John’s, NL||June 28, 2022||2x|
7x (from July 14)
|Calgary, AB to Hamilton, ON||June 29, 2022||2x|
4x (from July 29)
|Hamilton, ON to Halifax, NS||June 29, 2022||2x|
|Toronto, ON to Halifax, NS||June 30, 2022||3x|
5x (from July 30)
|Edmonton, AB to Toronto, ON||July 14, 2022||5x7x (from July 30)|
|Edmonton, AB to St John’s, NL**||July 14, 2022||5x|
|Calgary, AB to Halifax, NS **||July 14, 2022||5x|
|Calgary, AB to St John’s, NL**||July 16, 2022||2x|
|Edmonton, AB to Halifax, NS**||July 30, 2022||2x|
|Please note that dates are subject to change. Visit the website for full schedule details.|
* Available for a limited time; fares are accurate at the time of release and include taxes and fees; fares vary by destination and date
** Denotes a one-stop through-flight via Toronto, single boarding pass, bags checked through to destination and no deplaning in Toronto
Tickets are on sale now at FlyLynx.com.
About Lynx Air
Lynx Air (Lynx) is Canada’s leading ultra-affordable airline and is on a mission to make air travel accessible to all with ultra-affordable fares, a fleet of brand-new state-of-the-art Boeing 737 aircraft and a great flying experience. Lynx is a privately owned Canadian airline with the financial backing and industry expertise required to transform the Canadian aviation landscape. To learn more visit FlyLynx.com or connect with Lynx on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Ultra-reliable and energy-efficient, Lynx Air’s fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft are serviced and operated by one of the most experienced teams in the business. The aircraft offers advanced aerodynamics and highly efficient engines, which result in significant fuel savings that cut the airline’s CO2 emissions by an estimated 14 per cent over even the most efficient single-aisle planes. These are vital improvements that decrease Lynx’s carbon footprint and help make it one of Canada’s greenest and most sustainable airlines. All Lynx aircraft meet the highest internationally certified safety standards and are certified by Transport Canada.
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