NFTA Transporter

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sunwing is going to take flight from Buffalo

Lawrence R. Ellicott, Group VP Business & Corporate Affairs,
Sunwing Travel Group
An announcement at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport today made many people who like to get away from Mother Nature’s cold wintery weather very happy. Travelers will now be able escape to the beach this winter with the introduction of two new services from Sunwing Airlines and Sunwing Vacations.

Flights from the BNIA to Cancun International Airport will begin January 17, 2015 and operate through May 9, 2015, while flights to Punta Cana International Airport will be available between February 14 and May 9. The new routes represent the first nonstop scheduled international destinations to be offered from the BNIA since the early 2000s.

Sunwing Airlines' non-stop flights are operated on state-of-the-art 737-800 series aircraft which seat 189 passengers. These "low cost, high frills" flights enable travelers to start off their vacation in style with a complimentary welcome glass of champagne. Passengers will also be able to sit back and relax while enjoying award winning onboard service along with Hot & Fresh Bistro meals served with a choice of wine plus complimentary inflight entertainment and children's activity kits.

Andrew Dawson, Chief Operating Officer of Sunwing Travel Group commented, "Sunwing's introduction of nonstop flights from Buffalo marks a huge milestone in our business. As part of our commitment to saving our customers time and money by taking them from their local airport, we are delighted to provide travelers in Buffalo Niagara and Southern Ontario with another convenient gateway to ensure they make the most of their time away. We have chosen two of our most popular vacation destinations to start this program. Punta Cana's varied attractions and outdoor activities combined with its long stretches of turquoise water and white sandy beaches make it a must-see destination. Meanwhile, the cosmopolitan paradise of Cancun is known for its non-stop entertainment, exciting nightlife and stunning beaches, creating a versatile vacation experience unlike any other."

Adam W. Perry, NFTA Commissioner and Chairman of the Aviation committee said, “This is great news for Buffalo Niagara. Having two new nonstop weekly flights to exotic Cancun and Punta Cana will create a great deal of excitement and economic benefit for our community and our airport.”

Sunwing travelers departing from Buffalo this winter will be able to choose from a broad selection of all-inclusive vacation packages in both Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and Cancun, Mexico. Offering an array of properties and exclusive products to suit a number of different tastes and budgets ranging from adults only to group and family vacations, Sunwing resorts in both locations stand out for their beachfront settings, wealth of land and water sports, varied dining options and children's activities.

Introductory pricing for a one-week vacation from Buffalo to Cancun starts from just $1,135 + $140 taxes per person, based on double occupancy at Oasis Tulum departing on January 17, 2015. Buffalo departures to Punta Cana start from just $1,195 + $170 taxes per person, based on double occupancy at Vista Sol Punta Cana departing on May 2, 2015.

For more information or to book a vacation visit Sunwing.ca or contact your local travel agent.