Sunwing announces enhanced agreements with aviation suppliers

    TORONTO, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - Sunwing Airlines announced today expanded lease
agreements with aircraft suppliers and lessors for its growing fleet
operations for this upcoming winter season.
    Mark Williams, president of Sunwing Airlines, said "We have been in
discussion with major aircraft leasing companies and other airlines in Europe,
regarding the deployment of aircraft for our peak winter season programme.
Sunwing already has agreements in place with three other European airlines for
seasonal movement of aircraft and crews, replacing previous agreements with XL
    Stephen Hunter COO of Sunwing Travel Group commented "We are very pleased
to expand our existing commercial relationships and agreements with quality
European airlines and world-renowned leasing companies. This allows us to move
forward meeting all of our flying commitments as planned."
    "Our customers and travel agent partners have become accustomed to
Sunwing delivering a better product at a lower price," added Williams. "That
is what has fuelled our growth and profits. We are looking forward to serving
more customers from more locations with our expanded fleet of modern
    Sunwing Airlines will expand to a fleet of 15 Next-Generation aircraft
during winter 2008/09, and operate from 29 cities in Canada to 35 destinations
in the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. The carrier operates
an all B737-800 fleet, due to the aircraft's fuel efficiency - as much as 4
per cent better than aircraft of a similar size - and popularity with
    This winter it is introducing a new category of service, "Elite Plus"
whereby passengers enjoy advance seat selection, extra legroom seating,
priority boarding, 30 kg baggage allowance and priority check-in in Canada,
all for as little as $35 per flight.
    For more information, visit

    Editors note: aircraft photography is available upon request.

For further information:

For further information: Martha Chapman For The Sunwing Travel Group,
(416) 614-2845, cell (416) 809-4998

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