WINNIPEG, MB--(Marketwired - October 09, 2013) - Sunwing Airlines will increase its flying schedule from Winnipeg by adding direct flights to Grand Bahama this winter and further expanding its operation from the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport by opening a seasonal base. The opening of this base will result in recruitment of over 60 crew members from within the local community. The move clearly illustrates Sunwing's continuous growth and success in the Winnipeg market.

"We are very committed to the ongoing development of our Winnipeg program," said Mark Williams, President of Sunwing Airlines. "Due to the overwhelming success Sunwing has experienced in the Winnipeg market, we have decided to further expand our Winnipeg operations and are very excited about the upcoming season."

Sunwing has been operating from Winnipeg since 2006 when it introduced direct flights to Cancun, Mexico. Today, the airline takes Winnipeg travellers to several popular vacation hotspots in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico and now Grand Bahama starting this winter.

"When airlines do well in our market it's a win-win situation," said Barry Rempel, President & CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. "We are pleased to work with quality carriers in enhancing local employment and providing increased non-stop destinations for our region. Sunwing's flight to Grand Bahama is a great addition to our line-up of winter getaway destinations."

Sunwing Airlines will offer weekly flights to Grand Bahama starting January 18, 2014 until the end of March providing Winnipeg residents with an opportunity to experience Grand Bahama's stunning white sand beaches and turquoise waters. A one-week all inclusive vacation to Grand Bahama starts from just $1,395 + $350 taxes per person to Memories Grand Bahama, departing on February 22 or March 1, 2014.

All Sunwing Vacations packages include "Sunwing Airlines' Champagne Service", which features hot towel service, a choice of hot meals at lunch and dinner served with a choice of wine (hot snacks with soft drinks for flights to Grand Bahama), and complimentary in-flight entertainment, including first run movies. For just $40 more per flight segment, travellers can upgrade to Sunwing's Elite Plus service, which features advance seat selection, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, 30 kg baggage allowance, extra legroom seats, and priority baggage handling.

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