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Sunwing to offer summer flight service from Montreal to Antigua for the first time


MONTREAL, April 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Good news for Quebecers looking to get a start on planning their summer vacation, as Sunwing has just announced that they will be introducing a weekly flight service from Montreal to Antigua for the first time this summer, which will begin May 4th and run until October 26th. Celebrated for having 365 beautiful sandy beaches – one for every day of the year – Antigua also offers an array of land and water sports to enjoy; from excellent golf courses to some of the best kite surfing and kite boarding conditions in the Caribbean.  

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Executive Vice President of Sunwing Travel Group in Quebec, Sam Char, commented on the news. "The inclusion of flights from Montreal to Antigua for the first time during the winter has been very well received, so we were keen to extend that service for the coming summer season. The introduction of this new route will offer Montreal residents even more options to travel this summer from their local airport." With the addition of the new summer flight service, Montrealers can choose from 11 different destinations this summer including popular vacation hotspots in Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

"The addition of these flights this summer demonstrates the impressive scope and variety of Montréal-Trudeau's air service," said Philippe Rainville, President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal. "Sun destinations are very popular among Montrealers and are no longer only being sought after during the long winter months. Thanks to Sunwing, travellers will now be able to enjoy the sun, the ocean and all the wonderful things Antigua has to offer all year long!"

Those looking to take advantage of the new flight service can do so at price that will not blow their vacation budget if they book during the month of April as Sunwing is featuring Antigua as its destination of the month; offering travellers up to 40% on vacation packages to top-rated resorts in Antigua for summer departures.

Popular resorts featured in the promotion include Starfish Jolly Beach Resort - which offers a packed program of land and water sports together with a complimentary kids club - and The Verandah Resort and Spa that features sprawling villa-style accommodations, three refreshing swimming pools (including the largest freshwater pool in Antigua), varied water sports and dining options.

Adults looking for a quiet getaway could opt for Pineapple Beach Club Resort which offers an excellent spa and varied dining experiences together with a wide range of included water sports accessible from the powdery white-sand beach. Popular amongst vacationers of all ages, St. James Club and Villas is known for its relaxing ambience and lush surroundings in a 100-acre peninsula.

All Sunwing vacation packages to Antigua include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where travellers can start their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service that includes a welcome sparkling wine toast, buy on board menu with choices inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford, and a generous complimentary checked luggage allowance of 23kg on the first bag.

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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 35 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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