Sunwing Airlines is a Canadian low-cost airline headquartered in Toronto, Canada. This airline offers many flights to the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
In 2004, Sunwing Vacations had become the second largest tour operator in the Ontario, Canada area. The idea of creating an airline was established a year later and within a short space of time. By November 2005, Sunwing Airlines flew their first flight, a Boeing 737-800 which departed form Toronto Pearson Airport. A year later, November 2006, the airline flew its first flight out of the Montreal-Trudeau airport. By 2008, the airline had expanded its operations to 29 cities.
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Sunwing Airlines has a varying baggage policy depending on the route and package you choose.
Passengers are permitted 1 x carry-on bag. The carry-on bag must not exceed 5kg in weight, and 23 x 40 x 51cm in dimensions.
In addition, passengers are permitted a personal item on board, which can include items such as a handbag, purse, laptop bag and camera bag.
Passengers are permitted one free checked bag with a Vacations package (excluding U.S.) and cruise package. The allowance is 23kg, unless travelling with a Elite Plus ticket in which the allowance is 30kg. Passengers can purchase additional bags as per the airlines website.
For flights to and from Mexico, Caribbean and Central America, or within Canada and to/from the U.S. there are no free baggage allowances.
For any route, the baggage must fit the combined linear dimensions of 158cm (Length + Height + Width)
Sunwing Airlines has 2 cabin classes on offer, Economy and Premium Economy. Both cabin classes provide passengers with a different experience.
Once seated, Cabin Crew will offer a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, or choose from a selection of fruit juices and soft drinks.
Children can enjoy a complimentary Sunwing backpack filled with activities to use on the flight.
The Boeing Sky Interior has been styled with a modern design to provide extra convenience and greater legroom.
Standard Economy seats have a seat pitch of 29".
Premium passengers can enjoy priority boarding at most airports, priority check-in at most Canadian airports, and priority security line access (at selected Canadian airports).
You can also enjoy priority baggage handling, meaning your luggage will be among the first to be available for pick-up one the flight has landed.
There are two options: Elite Plus, which is at the front of the up to 35" pitch, or Elite Plus exit row, which has a 39" pitch. Elite seats also have up p to 6 inches in extra leg room per seat
Passengers can shop the airline’s duty free selection from the comfort of their seats, including jewelry, spirits, cigarettes, and gifts. All passengers can enjoy inflight audio/visual entertainment.
The airline offers a selection of eight audio channels, so whether you love Classical, Jazz, Country, or Children's tunes, there will be an option to keep you entertained. Passengers can also enjoy a selection of popular sitcoms.
Passengers can buy meals onboard and choose from a menu of snacks and light meals with selections inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford.
There are different check-in times for Sunwing Airlines flights depending on the method of check in.
Passengers can check in between 12 and 1 hours before their flight is scheduled to depart. When you check in online, you will have the option of choosing your seat on the plane. When you purchase your air ticket with us, you can use the information on your travel Document to check-in via the official airline’s website.
Passengers can alternatively check-in at the airport. This service will open 3 hours prior to departure, and will close 60 minutes before scheduled flight departure time.
The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer scheme.
The airline is not part of an airline alliance program.
Sunwing Airlines flies to over 70 destinations, across Central America, North America, and the Caribbean Region. The airline also has a strong presence in Cuba, Dominican Republic and Mexico. Sunwing Airlines flies to these destinations from its hubs in Toronto, Montreal and a few other smaller airports in Canada.
During the summer, the airline also offers domestic services within Canada, as well as long-haul services to some top European cities.
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The Montreal- Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, formerly known as Montreal-Dorval International Airport, is located in the Island of Montreal which is quite isolated from the centre of the city, at about 20 kilometres. It is one of the two big airports in Montreal managed by the Aeroports de Montreal, a non-profit organisation.
20th June 2018
Hahn Air has signed an interline agreement with Sunwing Airlines, allowing travel agents to access more vacation options through eight GDSs.
The German airline announced that it has activated ticketing on the HR-169 document for Sunwing Airlines, which means that Sunwing can now be booked in Abacus, Amadeus, Apollo, Galileo, Infini, Sabre, Topas and Worldspan GDSs under its own code and issued on Hahn Air’s insolvency-safe ticket worldwide.
With this new agreement, Sunwing joins Hahn Air’s network of over 350 air, rail and shuttle partners.
“We are pleased to finalise this agreement with Hahn Air that will now mean we can offer our wide range of flights to the sun to an increased audience both in Canada and in our destinations,” said Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations.
Steve Knackstedt, Hahn Air’s Vice President of the Airline Business Group, added: “We’re happy to help Sunwing optimise its distribution strategy and offer wider exposure through eight Global Distribution Systems. Now travel agents, who wouldn’t otherwise be able to access services of this major player in the field of leisure travel, can offer their customers additional vacation options, generating incremental business for Sunwing.”
In 2015, Sunwing Airlines had finalised a deal to take on 2 Boeing 737-800 and 4 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.