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Sunwing celebrates first flight of the season from Quebec City to Puerto Vallarta

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MONTRÉAL, Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The first-ever Sunwing flight from Quebec City to Puerto Vallarta departed from Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport yesterday; marking the beginning of the tour operator's seasonal weekly flight service to Puerto Vallarta which will depart Mondays until April 15, 2019, inclusive.

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Sam Char, Executive Director for Sunwing Travel Group in Quebec, commented on the news, "We are pleased to introduce a convenient direct flight service connecting our Quebec City customers to new and exciting destinations. Puerto Vallarta is a consistently popular choice among our vacationers and we're sure our Quebec City travellers are eager to experience Pacific Mexico's warm and friendly culture, tropical climate, captivating views and golden-sand beaches."

Gaëtan Gagné, President and CEO of Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport also commented on the news, "We salute Sunwing's commitment to serve the people of the greater Quebec City area by adding a new destination to their roster from YQB. With the opening of the new terminal, we now have the ability to better service our ever-increasing number of passengers," he continued, "Puerto Vallarta is a popular destination for our passengers and we are happy about the launch of this route for the winter season."

Customers that travel to Puerto Vallarta with Sunwing can Vacation Better at an assortment of top-rated resorts in Puerto Vallarta such as Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort and Spa. Located on a private beach, the resort also offers elegant accommodations with spacious balconies and five refreshing pools. Vacationers can also choose to stay at Riu Jalisco in Riviera Nayarit, another beachfront resort that offers varied amenities including dining across five à la carte restaurants and a kids pool with waterslides. For a vibrant city experience, travellers can stay at Hacienda at Hilton Vallarta, an adults only resort conveniently located in the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta. Guests can stroll along the coveted beachfront boardwalk, the Malecon, while enjoying sweeping panoramic coastal and city views.

All Sunwing vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can sit back and relax while on board, with award-winning inflight service, 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, including the brand-new Tex Mex Grilled Chicken Wrap and famous Mac & Cheese. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance.

For more information or to book, visit www.sunwing.ca or contact your travel agent.

About Sunwing

The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from over 33 airports across Canada to over 45 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 top 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.
*Service may be unavailable on select flights

For all media enquiries, please contact:

Rachel Goldrick

Senior Corporate Communications Manager

Sunwing Vacations

1-800-387-5602 | media@sunwing.ca

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