TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 17, 2015) - On Thursday March 19, 2015, Sunwing Vacations' first direct flight service from Deer Lake, Newfoundland to Orlando/Kissimmee, Florida commences. Providing residents with a weekly direct connection from their local airport to the popular Florida sunshine destination for the first time, Sunwing allows travellers to start their vacation off right with its award-winning Champagne Service that offers complimentary food and in-flight entertainment; plus every return ticket includes a generous 20kg baggage allowance.

The news was welcomed by Jamie Schwartz, CEO & President of Deer Lake Regional Airport, who commented, "We are very excited to partner with Sunwing to launch our first direct service to Orlando/Kissimmee in Florida to help those looking for a well-deserved sunshine break. Florida is the number one sun destination for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and we anticipate this affordable and quality service will be a very popular option for those heading south this spring."

President of Tour Operations for Sunwing Vacations, Andrew Dawson commented, "This new direct route from Deer Lake to Orlando/Kissimmee provides greater choice and convenience for our clientele in Newfoundland and Labrador. We are delighted with how well the service has been received so far and look forward to a successful season together."

The perfect destination for a fun-filled family vacation, the Orlando/Kissimmee area has something for travellers of all ages -- from world-class theme parks and upscale shopping outlets, to outdoor adventures in the nearby Everglades and varied options for golfers at both award-winning and Championship golf courses.

Sunwing offers a wide variety of packages to Orlando/Kissimmee that includes hotel accommodation, resorts with 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas and 3 to 6 bedroomed vacation homes. To ensure that travellers make the most of their time in this varied destination, all Sunwing Florida packages include free car rental. Families and groups booking accommodation units with 2 bedrooms or more benefit from a 7-seat minivan as part of their vacation package at no additional charge.

Close to the excitement, yet a peaceful haven from all the hustle and bustle of Orlando, Clarion Suites Maingate Resort, Kissimmee offers 150 well-furnished and air-conditioned rooms set around a lagoon-style swimming pool with kids' pool and hot tub. Guests will also appreciate the convenient shuttle service to nearby theme parks, including Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World®, the Kennedy Space Centre and LEGOLAND.

A week at Clarion Suites Maingate Resort, Kissimmee is available from $715 plus $228 taxes per person based on two people sharing a double room and departing from Deer Lake on April 30, 2015. Complimentary daily breakfast, together with the rental of mid-size car is also included.

For more information on packages to Orlando/Kissimmee departing from Deer Lake, please visit or contact your local travel agent.

About Sunwing Vacations

All Sunwing Vacations flights and packages to Florida are aboard Sunwing Airlines, where passengers are treated to Sunwing'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 featuring Disney classics. For just $50 more per flight segment, travellers can upgrade to Sunwing's Elite Plus service, which features extra leg room seats, complimentary headsets, advance seat selection, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, 30 kg baggage allowance, and priority baggage handling.






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