Sunwing to offer flight services from Charlottetown to Puerto Plata

TORONTO, Aug. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Sunwing is pleased to announce that they will be returning to Charlottetown this winter for a ninth consecutive season. Beginning February 12, 2018 and running weekly until May 14, 2018, travellers can look forward to convenient Monday departures direct from Charlottetown to the popular Dominican Republic vacation destination of Puerto Plata.  

President of Tour Operations, Andrew Dawson, welcomed the news. "Sunwing has been flying to sun destinations from PEI since 2009 and we are pleased to be offering vacation packages to Puerto Plata this winter."

"We're excited to have Sunwing back at the Charlottetown Airport. The demand for all-inclusive vacations is there and we're excited about this new destination for Island travellers," said Doug Newson, CEO of Charlottetown Airport Authority.

As the #1 to the sun, Sunwing offers a variety of accommodation packages in Puerto Plata. Depending on the resort that they select, vacationers can look forward to making their budget go even further with exclusive value added perks such as Kids, Stay, Play and Eat FREE deals, spa discounts, unlimited à la carte dining and more. Couples could sink their toes into the soft golden sand of Playa Dorada Beach at the adults only Viva Wyndham V Heavens resort. This expansive property includes a large pool, on-site spa, two bars and five restaurants that offer buffet and à la carte dining. Guests can also take advantage of complimentary cooking classes, live entertainment and varied sports including beach volleyball and tennis.

Travellers can also opt for Riu Merengue, situated in Puerto Plata's Maimon Bay and features a stunning backdrop of mountains and serene greenery. Guests can relax and unwind in the sun loungers by the freshwater swimming pools, and sip on their favourite tropical drink at the poolside restaurant and bar. Younger guests will enjoy endless entertainment at the RiuLand kids club featuring numerous activities and a dedicated kids pool. Parents looking to relax can take advantage of pampering treatments at the Renova Spa. Or, the whole family can enjoy free exchange privileges to venture over to the nearby Riu Bachata resort's Caribbean restaurant.

All Sunwing packages to Puerto Plata from Charlottetown 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.

For more information and to book, visit or contact your local travel agent.

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.

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 |


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