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12 Aug 2014 - Sunwing Airlines to launch direct flights from Buffalo to Punta Cana, D.R. and Cancun, Mexico this winter

Sunwing Airlines to launch direct flights from Buffalo to Punta Cana, D.R. and Cancun, Mexico this winter

TORONTO – August 12, 2014

Travellers from Southern Ontario can enjoy an easier escape to the beach this winter with the introduction of two new services from Sunwing Airlines and Sunwing Vacations. Departing from Buffalo Niagara International Airport [BUF] on Saturdays, services to Cancun International Airport [CUN] will begin January 17, 2015 and operate until May 9, 2015, while flights to Punta Cana International Airport [PUJ] will be available between February 14, 2015 and May 9, 2015. The new routes represent the first direct scheduled international destinations to be offered, increasing the number of airports accessible via a direct connection from Buffalo Niagara International Airport to 22.

Sunwing Airlines’ non-stop flights are operated on state-of-the-art 737-800 series aircraft which seat 189 passengers. These “low cost, high frills” flights enable travellers to start off their vacation in style with a complimentary welcome glass of champagne. Passengers will also be able to sit back and relax while enjoying award winning onboard service along with Hot & Fresh Bistro meals served with a choice of wine plus complimentary in-flight entertainment and children’s activity kits.

Andrew Dawson, Chief Operating Officer of Sunwing Travel Group commented, “Sunwing’s introduction of direct flights from Buffalo marks a huge milestone in our business. As part of our commitment to saving our customers time and money by taking them from their local airport, we are delighted to provide travellers in Southern Ontario with another convenient gateway to ensure they make the most of their time away. We have chosen two of our most popular vacation destinations to start this program. Punta Cana’s varied attractions and outdoor activities combined with its long stretches of turquoise water and white sandy beaches make it a must-see destination. Meanwhile, the cosmopolitan paradise of Cancun is known for its non-stop entertainment, exciting nightlife and stunning beaches, creating a versatile vacation experience unlike any other.”

Sunwing travellers departing from Buffalo this winter will be able to choose from a broad selection of all-inclusive vacation packages in both Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Cancun, Mexico. Offering an array of properties and exclusive products to suit a number of different tastes and budgets ranging from adults only to group and family vacations, Sunwing resorts in both locations stand out for their beachfront settings, wealth of land and water sports, varied dining options and children’s activities.

Introductory pricing for a one-week vacation from Buffalo to Cancun starts from just $1135 + $140 taxes per person, based on double occupancy at Oasis Tulum departing on January 17, 2015. Buffalo departures to Punta Cana start from just $1195 + $170 taxes per person, based on double occupancy at Vista Sol Punta Cana departing on May 2, 2015.

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All Sunwing Vacations packages include award winning Sunwing Airlines’ Champagne Service, which features a complimentary glass of champagne, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro meals™ served with a choice of wine at lunch and dinner, and complimentary in-flight entertainment, including first run movies and a generous 20 kg free baggage allowance. For just $40 more per flight segment, travellers can upgrade to Sunwing’s Elite Plus service, which features advance seat selection, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, 30 kg baggage allowance, priority baggage handling, and extra legroom seats.