The first-ever Sunwing flight from Thunder Bay, Ontario to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic departed from Thunder Bay International Airport today. This flight marks the start of the new weekly direct flight service to this popular sun destination, departing from Thunder Bay every Wednesday until March 27, 2019, inclusive. With the introduction of this new route, residents of Thunder Bay can Vacation Better with convenient access to three popular destinations this winter including Cancun and Varadero right from their doorstep when they choose to travel with Sunwing.


President of Tour Operations for Sunwing, Andrew Dawson, commented on the news, “We are excited to be offering residents of Thunder Bay and northern Ontario even more ways to Vacation Better this winter. Our seasonal flight service from Thunder Bay has been well-received and we are delighted to be returning for our ninth season and adding a third option with the introduction of our new weekly flight service to Punta Cana.”


“We are very excited about the additional route this season,” said Ed Schmidtke, President & CEO of Thunder Bay International Airports Authority. “We are delighted by Sunwing’s confidence in our market and we look forward to another successful winter charter season.”


Sunwing offers a wide range of top-rated resorts for all ages, interests and budgets in Punta Cana. Vacationers seeking a family-friendly resort can choose to stay at the newly-opened Grand Memories Splash. This modern resort offers stylish rooms and sophisticated amenities in addition to unlimited access to the sprawling resort water park that kids – and the kids at heart – will love.  Those seeking an adults only getaway can choose to stay at the beachfront Riu Republica, home to the only adults only water park in the Caribbean and eight sparkling swimming pools, some with swim-up bars. Guests can also take advantage of exclusive RIU-topia features including welcome cocktails, in-room liquor dispensers, unlimited reservation-free dining and more.


All Sunwing 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. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance. Ten adults travelling together can receive special prices, added values and reduced deposits. For more information on group vacations click here.


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