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Sunwing flights to Cuba holidays available for longer period

  • 02-Dec-10 10:12
  • Cuba
  • Holiday Industry

For the delight of Canadian sun-seekers, Sunwing is extending the period during which the airline will be operating non-stop spring flights to Cuba holidays and Mexico holidays between March and May next year.

Sunwing flights to Cuba holidays available for longer period

The popular carrier Sunwing has extended the period during which it will be offering non-stop flights to Cuba holidays in Varadero and Havana as well ast to Mexican hot spots Cancun and the Riviera Maya during next year's spring time. The flights will now be extended to start operating from a week earlier than previous years and will run until several days later than last year. Bernard LeBlanc of the Saint John Airport revealed that growth on Sunwing flights has been steady.

Flights to these sunny holidays destinations begin on 18th March 2011 - about a week earlier than last year - airport president and CEO Bernard LeBlanc announced, and will continue until 22nd May 2011 when last year, flights ended in early May.

"It's the same destinations, but over a longer period," LeBlanc said.

Sunwing began flying out of the city about four years ago and "The first year, there might have been about 2,400 passengers," LeBlanc explained.

"This past year, we had about 6,600 passengers. Saint John has the highest Sunwing content in the province."

One of the perkes of these non-stop set of Caribbean flights is that, once passengers leave the ground in Saint John, they land directly on Cuba holidays or Cancun holidays in Mexico without any stopovers and luggage transfers.

"It makes it a lot more convenient," LeBlanc said.

Sunwing's departure schedule includes three dates per week: Friday, Sunday and Tuesday. "It's a good time to book, because there are some destinations that are as much as 60 per cent off," LeBlanc said.

"If someone just wants to get away and wants a cheap hotel you can probably find something, with taxes, for under $500 per person."

LeBlanc said the fact that flights are growing bodes well for the Saint John Airport. "People are supporting it and so the people providing it say, How can we grow it?'

"If can do really well this year, let's try and push for new destinations next year," he said on a final note.

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