TORONTO, June 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunwing will be adding flight services from Ottawa for this coming winter to include a direct flight service to Los Cabos in Pacific Mexico for the first time; departing Thursdays from December 20, 2018 until April 11, 2019. With the addition of this new flight, Ottawa residents can look forward to 11 different flight options to reach their ideal winter escape this year.

Known for its perennially sunny and pleasant climate, Los Cabos boasts numerous opportunities for adventure. Travellers can take advantage of numerous Sunwing Experiences such as snorkelling and scuba diving or exploring the beautiful coastal landscape on an ATV. Other popular excursions include a sailing tour of Cabo San Lucas Arch or a visit to San Jose del Cabo; famed for its art scene.

President of Tour Operations, Andrew Dawson, welcomed the news. “We are delighted to be providing our customers in Ottawa with even more travel options this coming winter. Los Cabos is consistently one of our popular vacation destinations and we’re sure this new service will be well received.”

Sunwing is one of the country’s largest travel providers to the popular Pacific Mexican destination; with the addition of the new service from Ottawa, vacationers can now access Los Cabos from 11 airports coast to coast.

“Like other Canadians, many Ottawa-Gatineau residents enjoy winter breaks to warm destinations,” said Mark Laroche, Ottawa International Airport Authority President and CEO. “Sunwing’s addition of Los Cabos, Mexico provides even more choice to the already diverse range of sun spots available from YOW.”

Vacationers that take advantage of this new flight service could be among the first guests to experience the highly-anticipated Riu Palace Baja California. When it opens in December, the adults only resort will combine a scenic situation overlooking Los Cabos’ coastline, with four ocean-facing infinity pools, five specialty restaurants and a host of premium amenities such as 24-hour room service and free Wi-Fi throughout the resort. What’s more, guests will also enjoy access to facilities at the neighbouring Riu Santa Fe, that benefits from a new Splash Water World water park, weekly themed pool parties and more.  Vacationers who book their RIU vacation package with Sunwing also enjoy exclusive RIU®-topia inclusions such as unlimited à la carte dining, spa discounts and in-room liquor dispensers.

Travellers can also look forward to enjoying numerous amenities and inclusions at luxurious all inclusive resorts such as Paradisus Los Cabos. Situated on a private crescent cove beach, this resort boasts stunning views of the Sea of Cortez and features dedicated services for families and adults, an array of included activities like Yoga and Pilates and an action-packed kids club that also features a kids lounge with its own buffet and mini bar. Plus, families and couples alike can enjoy exciting entertainment ranging from tropical parties, to karaoke, magic shows and much more.

All vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can look forward to starting their vacation off in style with award-winning inflight service that includes a welcome sparkling wine toast, buy on board Sunwing Café menu with selections inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford and backpacks for children filled with games and toys.

To book your next all inclusive vacation visit  or contact your travel agent.

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 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 #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.

* 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 |

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