TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - September 10, 2013) - Sunwing is pleased to offer a hot new vacation destination from Halifax this winter with the addition of weekly non-stop direct flights to St. Petersburg, Florida. Sales are already strong for the recently introduced flights departing on Wednesdays from February 5, 2014 until April 30, 2014, thanks to great introductory rates on flights and packages ranging from 1 to 4 weeks in duration. Customers who book their winter vacation package to St. Petersburg now can also benefit from price protection with Sunwing's exclusive Price Drop Guarantee and pay a reduced deposit of just $50 per person.

"We are excited that Sunwing Airlines will be making it easy for Canadians from Halifax and surrounding areas to reach our award-winning destination this winter by offering non-stop flights to St. Petersburg!" said Jeff Clauss, Director of Air Service Development & Marketing at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. "We have enjoyed many seasons of Sunwing Airlines' service from Toronto and are happy they have chosen to expand their program by adding a new gateway from the Maritimes."

Sunwing offers a wide range of accommodations to suit all tastes and budgets. Most packages include an Alamo car rental for added convenience, as well as the option to purchase tickets for popular attractions like Busch Gardens. 

"We look forward to welcoming Nova Scotians to our sunny shores with award-winning beaches and world-class attractions," says D.T. Minich, Executive Director at Visit St. Petersburg / Clearwater. 

"We've enjoyed a great partnership with Sunwing and are pleased to work together to make this great vacation option available for the upcoming winter," said Jerry Staples of the Halifax Airport. 

The diverse holiday experience of St. Petersburg and Clearwater make this new destination the perfect choice for everyone, including families, golfers, shoppers, birdwatchers, and sports fans. Groups can also benefit from additional discounts with as few as 10 people travelling together. 

All Sunwing flights and packages to St. Petersburg are aboard the "high frills" Sunwing Airlines, where passengers are treated to the airline's award-winning service, which includes 20 kg free checked baggage, hot towel service, choice of a hot snack, soft drinks, and complimentary in-flight entertainment. For just $40 more per flight segment, travellers can upgrade to Sunwing's Elite Plus service, which features extra leg room seats, advance seat selection, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, and 30 kg baggage allowance. 

For more information or to book your St. Petersburg vacation, visit or contact your local travel agent.

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