Sunwing to offer direct flight service to three new destinations from Fredericton, NB, this winter - Fredericton International Airport
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Sunwing to offer direct flight service to three new destinations from Fredericton, NB, this winter

July 13, 2017

Heading off on a winter escape has just gotten a little bit easier for residents of Fredericton, NB, with the news that Sunwing is increasing its direct flight service to a total of four vacation destinations from Fredericton this coming winter including the new destinations of Punta Cana, Cayo Coco, Cayo Santa Maria. Plus, the tour operator will be bringing back the perennial favourite Mexican destination of Cancun.

Memories Flamenco, Cayo Coco, Cuba

Punta Cana, known for its dazzling white-sand beaches, world-class golf and abundance of water sports, will be the first Dominican Republic destination to be offered from Fredericton by the tour operator. The weekly flight service will run from February 14 until May 9, 2018. In addition, the #1 to the sun will be offering exclusive weekly flight services between February 13, 2018 and May 8, 2018 to two new Cuban destinations not previously available: Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria, both known for their laid-back vibe, beautiful beaches and coral reefs. Plus, travellers can also take advantage of the return of popular weekly flight service to Cancun that will operate this season between February 12 and May 14, 2018. In total, Fredericton residents now have access to four of the most popular tropical vacation hotspots from their doorstep this winter.

President of Tour Operations, Andrew Dawson, welcomed the news. “Saving vacationers time and money by offering flights from their local airport is of paramount importance to us so we’re pleased to be offering 4 different destinations from Fredericton this winter, including the addition of three of our most popular vacation hotspots, Punta Cana, Cayo Coco, and Cayo Santa Maria. Plus, we’re delighted to be bringing back the perennial favourite Mexican destination of Cancun.

Johanne Gallant, President and CEO of the Fredericton International Airport Authority, also commented on the news. “The demand for all-inclusive vacations has grown continuously over the past few years, and it’s exciting to see Sunwing respond to this by adding even more choice for travellers in western and central New Brunswick.”

Riu Republica, Punta Cana

Sunwing offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit all taste and budgets. Travellers on the new flight service Punta Cana could be among the first guests to experience the new Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa that opens in early 2018 and promises to offer unlimited gourmet dining, complimentary activities like snorkelling and kayaking, and kids and teens clubs. Also recently opened in Punta Cana, the adults only Riu Republica, offers guests a variety of dining options, lively evening entertainment, and private beachfront area. The resort is also opening its first own adults only water park this fall. Another perennial favourite among travellers is Bavaro Princess All Suites Resort where guests can relax in lavish suites or take part in a full entertainment program including surfing, boogie boarding, catamaran rides, and more.

All Sunwing packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service that includes a sparkling wine toast, 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. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance.

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About Sunwing

As the #1 to the sun and North America’s largest vertically integrated travel company, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from over 34 airports across Canada to over 50 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 #1 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.

About Fredericton International Airport

The Fredericton International Airport serves over 377,000 passengers annually and offers direct daily service to the major hubs of Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Halifax, along with seasonal service to multiple sun destinations. YFC brings 513 jobs, $8.5-million in taxes, and $24-million in GDP to New Brunswick every year through direct, indirect, and induced economic activity.