Sunwing to offer exclusive flight service from Saint John, NB, to Varadero this winter

Toronto, ON – November 7, 2017

Heading off on a winter escape has just gotten easier for residents of Saint John, NB, with the news that Sunwing is returning to Saint John for an 11th consecutive Winter season. This year the #1 to the sun will offer a convenient Saturday flight service to Varadero, Cuba that will operate between February 10, 2018 and May 5, 2018 inclusive. Sunwing is the largest provider of flights to Cuba and will be the only leisure carrier to offer direct flights to sun destinations for travellers from Saint John this year. 

President of Tour Operations, Andrew Dawson, welcomed the news. “Saving vacationers time and money by offering flights from their local airport is of paramount importance to us and we’re pleased to be returning to Saint John for an 11th consecutive season to offer residents of Saint John direct access to one of our most consistently popular destinations.”

YSJ is delighted to part of the 2018 Sunwing season again and looks forward to hosting passengers as they depart and arrive. Providing exciting destinations and appealing travel options for Saint John air travellers is key to our growth plans.

Set on one of the finest stretches of beaches in the Caribbean, Varadero is home to an extensive line-up of top-rated hotels in Cuba. Eco-tourists can explore the beautiful landscape, while culture vultures can enjoy lively musical performances right on the beach, and the young (as well as the young at heart) will find endless entertainment with numerous land and watersports available. 

Sunwing offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit all taste and budgets.  Families could opt for the family-friendly Iberostar Bella Vista, which boasts stunning ocean views and close proximity to Varadero’s vibrant downtown attractions. Surrounded by gorgeous gardens, parents can sink into hammocks or lounge by the beautiful pools, while kids can splash around at the exciting water playground.

A popular choice for couples and honeymooners is the adults only, Royalton Hicacos Resort and Spa. Located on the stunning Hicacos Peninsula, this tranquil boutique resort offers, unlimited à la carte dining and numerous complimentary activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling. Those looking to be pampered can indulge in varied treatments offered at the on-site spa.  Or, guests can also unwind while sipping on a cocktail at one of six bars, and enjoy the newly-renovated jazz club and night club. 

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.

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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.

For all media enquiries, please contact:

Rachel Goldrick

Senior Corporate Communications Manager

Sunwing Vacations

1-800-387-5602 |

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