TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 17, 2015) - On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Sunwing Vacations' first direct flight service from Gander, 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 20 kg baggage allowance.

President of Tour Operations for Sunwing Vacations, Andrew Dawson, commented, "We are pleased to be able to offer our customers in Newfoundland and Labrador another option to depart on vacation from their local airport. This new connection will be the third direct Sunwing flight to the sun available from Gander this season. We are encouraged by early sales and look forward to a successful season together."

The news was also welcomed by Reg Wright, President and CEO of Gander International Airport Authority, who added, "We are delighted Sunwing is bringing Orlando/Kissimmee right to the doorstep of Central Newfoundlanders. Orlando is, by some distance, Newfoundlanders' favorite sun destination and credit to Sunwing for stepping in to meet demand. Combined with the series of flights to the Dominican Republic and Cuba, Sunwing Vacations is offering great choice and value to our region."

Orlando/Kissimmee 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 that includes hotel accommodation, resorts with 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas and 3 to 6 bedroom vacation homes. 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.

Located among some of the most desirable subdivisions within Orlando/Kissimmee and just minutes from major attractions including Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World®, the Kennedy Space Center and LEGOLAND, Orlando Holiday Homes offers a collection of 3, 4, and 5 bedroom properties to choose from. Outside, each benefits from its own private heated pool, screened and furnished patio and gas grill. Inside, customers will appreciate the spacious layout that includes a fully-fitted kitchen and living area with TV and CD player, laundry room with washer and dryer together with a garage.

A week's stay at a 3 bedroom vacation home with private pool is available from $495 plus $228 taxes per person based on six people sharing and departing from Gander on May 7, 2015. Rental of a 7-seat minivan is also included.

For more information on packages to Orlando/Kissimmee departing from Gander, 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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