TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The first Sunwing flight since 2013 from Toronto to Cienfuegos, Cuba, departed from Toronto Pearson International Airport today. The flight marks the beginning of the tour operator’s seasonal flights to Cienfuegos this winter, departing every Monday until April 22, 2019, inclusive. Sunwing is anticipated to be the only leisure carrier to offer a direct flight service from Toronto to Cienfuegos this year.

President of Tour Operations for Sunwing, Andrew Dawson, commented on the news, “We’re very excited to re-introduce flights from Toronto to Cienfuegos and provide our customers with opportunities to visit this beautiful Cuban destination. Our return to Cienfuegos highlights our commitment to providing Canadian travellers with the widest range of flights and destinations in Cuba than any other tour operator.”

Vacationers who visit Cienfuegos can choose to stay at Memories Trinidad del Mar, a beachfront resort recently added to Sunwing’s roster of hotels. Guests can cool off in two refreshing pools, enjoy complimentary non-motorized water sports and explore the nearby town of Trinidad, a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another great resort option is Club Amigo Ancon. Set on white-sand shores, travellers can look forward to comfortable accommodations – some with beautiful ocean views – and a range of water sports for all ages including complimentary catamaran rides and exceptional snorkelling in crystal clear waters.

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

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