Sunwing to offer flights from Mont-Joli, Quebec for the first time this coming winter

TORONTO, June 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Sunwing is excited to announce that it will be adding a new Quebec gateway for this coming winter. Beginning Thursday December 21, 2017 and operating weekly until March 22, 2018 travellers will be able to depart from Mont-Joli, in the Bas St-Laurent region, to the popular vacation destination of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  This will be the first time that local residents have ever had the opportunity to travel to a sun destination from their local airport. The addition of the new gateway by Sunwing also means that Quebecers will have six different gateways across the province to choose from when they book their vacation with the #1 to the sun this winter.

Executive Director of Sunwing Vacations Quebec, Sam Char, welcomed the news adding, "Providing our customers with the option to save time and money by departing from their local airport has long been a priority for us at Sunwing and we are delighted to be offering vacation packages from Mont-Joli for the first time. Punta Cana is consistently one of our most popular destinations and we are sure that it will be well received by residents of Mont-Joli seeking a tropical escape this winter."

Mme Lavoie, President of Mont-Joli Regional Airport added, "For several years, the people of Bas St-Laurent /Gaspésie have been asking for flights to sun destinations from Mont-Joli. Today, we are very excited to welcome the arrival of Sunwing, a reputable tour operator offering vacations in beautiful destinations. This new addition will also benefit nearby businesses."

Sunwing offers a wide variety of accommodation packages in Punta Cana. In addition, vacationers can look forward to a number of perks to make their travel budget go even further depending on the resort they select – from Kids Stay, Play, and Eat FREE deals and complimentary kids and teen clubs, to unlimited à la carte dining and discounted spa treatments.

Consistently popular with families, vacationers that choose Memories Splash Punta Cana enjoy complimentary, unlimited access to one of the Caribbean's largest on-site waterparks along with varied dining options, packed day to night entertainment program, kids and teen clubs, fitness centre, tennis courts and more.

Couples seeking a quiet and romantic getaway could opt for the stunning Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana resort, opening later this year. Guests can relax in adults only oasis with exclusive restaurant, bar and beachfront yet still benefit from the wider amenities of Royalton Punta Cana that include non-motorized water sports, spa, casino and varied gourmet dining options.

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.

To book your next vacation, visit www.sunwing.ca or contact your travel agent.

About Sunwing

As Canada's #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.

SOURCE Sunwing Vacations Inc.

For further information: 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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