Sunwing wins Consumer Choice Award for first time in Vancouver

TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Sunwing has received the Consumer Choice Award in Vancouver in the category of Best Charter Airline and Vacation Provider for the first time; just months after the prestigious accolade was conferred upon the leading travel company for a third consecutive year in Toronto. The award is only bestowed upon a very select group of business owners and entrepreneurs recognized by customers for their business excellence.

Established in 1987, the Consumer Choice Award is the only organization in Canada to conduct independent market research surveys to determine brand reputation and customer satisfaction. Companies are ranked based on over 1,250 customer surveys carried out by some of the largest, independent Canadian-owned research companies.

Jack McFadden, Chief Operating Officer of Consumer Choice Award commented, "Consumer Choice Award has been utilizing third party independent surveys since 1987 to assess the opinions of consumers in all major Canadian cities.  Sunwing was chosen as the top Charter Airline and Vacation Provider in Vancouver and Lower Mainland BC based on the quality of their work, their reputation in the community, and the pride and passion that they demonstrate in their work.  CCA congratulates Sunwing on this prestigious recognition."

The news was also welcomed by Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations at Sunwing, who commented, "We are extremely pleased to be honoured with this award for the first time in Vancouver. We are very proud of this important accolade and want to congratulate our hard-working and innovative team for being recognized for their passion in delivering an excellent customer experience."

As Canada's #1 to the sun, Sunwing offers more direct flights to the south than any other national leisure carrier. Operated one of Canada's youngest and most fuel-efficient fleets made up exclusively of Boeing 737-800 aircraft, customers can choose between 34 gateways across Canada to reach their vacation destination. Once on board, travellers can get their vacation off to the right start with the airline's award-winning Champagne Service that includes a complimentary sparkling wine toast and non-alcoholic beverage service together with an extensive buy on board menu of light meals and snacks with dishes inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. They'll also benefit from in-flight entertainment, knapsacks filled with toys and games for children and a generous 23kg free luggage allowance.*

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*applies to first piece of checked luggage only

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 Champagne 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. 


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