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Formed in 2002 and started operations in 2005. Charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
27 Fasken Drive
Etobicoke, Ontario M1W 1K6, Canada
CANADA WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1867, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 9,976,139 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 30 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS OTTAWA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE ENGLISH & FRENCH.
November 2004: Owned by Colin Hunter, who also owns Canadian tour wholesaler Sunwing Canada, and intends to start operations in December 2004, with the first of 3 737-800's, ex-Excel Airways (SBE), (ILF) leased, 189Y.
January 2005: 757-236 (25053, C-GMYH), Skyservice (SKB) wet-leased.
August 2005: New leisure airline, SunWing Airlines (SWG) to fly out of Sudbury and Thunder Bay.
Sunwing Vacations believes Northern Ontario residents will be more interested in Varadero, Cuba than any other holiday destination this winter. For this reason, the company has announced they will be flying directly from both the Greater Sudbury Airport, the Thunder Bay International Airport to Varadero, a first for both the company and the cities.
“Until now all travel to the Caribbean from Northern Ontario required a stop-over. Now residents can take our direct-to-destination flights, saving them both time and money,” said Stephen Hunter, COO of Sunwing Vacations. “We are extremely excited to be offering our VIP services to people in Sudbury and Thunder Bay.”
The direct-to-destination flights will take off weekly departing from Sudbury every Wednesday from December 21 to March 15, and on Sundays from December 25 to March 12 for residents of Thunder Bay. Customers will have a choice of seven or 14 night holidays, and all flights will be on the company’s new leisure airline, (SWG), which offers travellers Elite Champagne In-Flight Services including:
- Leather seating throughout the airplane
- A complimentary welcome glass of champagne
- Complimentary hot in-flight meals including wine
- Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and snacks throughout the flight
- Complimentary in-flight audio and visual entertainment featuring first-run movies
- Complimentary headsets
- Hot towel service
- Friendly, customer-focused flight attendants
(SWG) will fly new generation 737-800 airplanes which is one of the most fuel efficient, safest and comfortable airplanes in the skies today.
Once in Varadero, travellers can also choose to stay at one of 24 different resorts including several Sunwing Club Hotels. These properties offer vacationers all the features of an all-inclusive resort, plus upward of 10 amenities that no other guest will receive including reservations on beach chairs, advance reservations at á la carte restaurants, a welcome cocktail, separate check-in and a complimentary fruit plate and bottle of wine in their room. These added benefits are just a few of the reasons that Sunwing Vacations is fast becoming the vacation company of choice for Canadians.
Sunwing Vacations offers all-inclusive holiday packages and leisure flight to Cuba, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and the UK. Flights depart from Toronto, Ottawa, London, Thunder Bay and Sudbury. For two years in a row, Sunwing has been listed by Profit Magazine as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in Canada. Since launching the Sunwing brand in 2002, over >450,000 passengers have travelled with Sunwing Vacations making it one of Ontario’s largest tour operators.
November 2005: 737-8Q8 (29351, C-FTAH), (ILF) leased.
December 2005: 737-8Q8 (30637, C-FTAE), First Choice (ATZ) leased.
April 2006: Sunwing Airlines (SWG) will take delivery of a 3rd 737-800 on June 5th. The airplane is leased for 5 years from (BBAM) (Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management) (BBB) and will be equipped with winglets.
May 2006: 737-8Q8's (29351; 30637), wet-leased to Excel Airways (SBE). 757-28A (30043, N755NA), North American (NNA) leased one month.
June 2006: Sunwing Airlines (SWG) took delivery of a 737-808 (34704, C-FTDW), equipped with winglets. (SWG) now has 3 737s in its fleet.
September 2006: (KLM) Engineering and Maintenance and Boeing Commercial Aviation Services (TBC) have teamed to provide component maintenance services for Toronto-based Sunwing Airlines (SWG)'s 737NGs. (SWG) currently operates three of the type with plans to add 10 to 15 more over the next 5 years.
November 2006: 737-8Q8 (29351, C-FTAH), Excel Airways (SBE) operation ended.
December 2006: 2 737-8Q8's (30637, C-FTAE; 33699, C-GDBX), 30637; returned from Excel Airways (SBE); 33699; ex-Eurocypria (ECY), (ILF) leased. 737-86N (29883, C-GOAF), (SBE) leased.
April 2007: 737-8Q8 (30671), returned to (ILF), leased to EuroCypria (ECY). 737-8BK (29642, C-FTJH), (CIT) Group (TCI) leased.
May 2007: Sunwing Airlines (SWG) operates scheduled and charter jet airplane flights in Canada and to destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.
(IATA) Code: WG. (ICAO) Code: SWG - (Callsign - SUNWING).
Parent organization/shareholders: Sunwings Vacations Group (100%).
Main Base: Toronto Lester B Pearson International airport (YYZ).
Domestic destinations: Calgary; Charlottetown; Deer Lake; Edmonton; Gander; Halifax; Montreal; St John's, Newfoundland; Stephenville; Sydney; Toronto; Vancouver.
International destinations: Florida, USA: Fort Lauderdale; Orlando; St Petersburg. Mexico: Acapulco; Cancun; Cozumel; Huatulco; Mayan Riviera; Puerto Vallarta; Ixtapa. Cuba: Cayo Coco; Cienfuegos; Havana; Holguin; Manzanilla; Santa Lucia; Santiago De Cuba; Varadero.
Dominican Republic: La Roma; Punta Cana; Punta Plata; Santo Domingo. Jamaica: Montego Bay. Costa Rica: Liberia. Panama: Costa Blanca.
2 737-8Q8s (29351; 30637), wet-leased to XL Airways (SBE). 737-8Q8 (29883), returned to (SBE). 737-8Q8 (33699), returned to (ILF), leased to EuroCypria (ECY).
November 2007: 2 737-8Q8s (29351; 30637), returned from (XL) Airways (SBE).
December 2007: 737-8Q8 (30671, C-GLBW), EuroCypria (ECY) leased. 737-86N (33003, C-FEAG), XL Airways (SBE) leased.
April 2008: 737-8K2 (30391, PH-HZL), returned to TransAvia (TAV).
May 2008: 737-8Q8 (30637, C-FTAE), wet-leased to XL Airways (SBE). 737-86N (29883), returned to (SBE) as (G-XLAF).
June 2008: Sunwing Airlines (SWG) will operate 2x-weekly, Los Angeles to Vancouver from November 15 through April 2009.
July 2008: Boeing (TBC) announced delivery of a 737-800 to Sunwing Airlines (SWG). The airplane will be operated on lease from Aviation Capital Group (CGP). (SWG) will lease a 2nd from (CGP) next year, at which time its fleet will comprise 15 737-800s.
November 2008: (CIT) Aerospace (TCI) announced the lease and delivery of a 2nd 737-800 to Sunwing Airlines (SWG).
December 2008: 737-8K2 (30391, PH-HZL), Transavia (TAV) wet-leased.
February 2009: 737-86Q (30292, C-FEAK), (ACG) Leasing leased, ex-(N292AG).
March 2009: 737-8K2 (30391), returned to Transavia (TAV).
April 2009: Sunwing Airlines (SWG) took delivery of a 189-seat 737-8HX (29647, C-FTOH), Aviation Capital Group (CGP) leased, ex-Delta Airlines (DAL). 3 737-8K2s (28373; 28375; 28377), returned to TransAvia (TAV).
December 2009: 737-8FH (35093, C-FYLD), RBS Aerospace leased, ex-(D-AXLD) and 737-8Q8 (30637, C-FTAE), Viking (VKG) leased, ex-(SE-RHR).
May 2010: 737-8Q8 (30671, C-GLBW), wet-leased to EuroCypria (ECY).
October 2011: 737-8FH (29669, OK-TVF), Travel Service (TFS) wet-leased.
January 2012: 737-86N (39394, OK-TVT), Travel Service (TFS) wet-leased for winter schedule.
April 2012: The (TUI) Travel Group (TUG) has purchased Boeing (TBC)’s 5-year Maintenance Performance Toolbox for its Boeing fleet, comprising 737-800s, 737 Classics, 757-200s, 767-300ERs and 747-400s.
The Maintenance Performance Toolbox will allow (TUI) Travel (TUG)’s airline subsidiaries: Arkefly (HOL), Corsair (COR), Jetairfly (TUB), Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY), and TUIfly Nordic (TNS) in Europe, and its joint venture Sunwing Airlines (SWG) in Canada, to improve their dispatch reliability through the use of e-enabled technologies that run on the system.
“We anticipate improving our maintenance operation efficiencies through better tracking of line maintenance records and up-to-the-moment technical information,” Thomson Airways (ATZ)/(TFY) Technical Director, Jason Mahoney said.
June 2012: Sunwing Airlines (SWG) resumed seasonal services to Paris on June 10 with its twice-weekly operation from Toronto Pearson (YYZ), which it last operated in July and August last year; however, now replacing Paris (CDG) with Paris Orly (ORY). There is no direct competition on the route, although Air Canada (ACN), AirFrance (AFA) and Air Transat (AIJ) provide a combined total of 18 weekly flights to Toronto Pearson from Paris (CDG).
(SWG) launched 2 transatlantic services from its Toronto Pearson (YYZ) base. Using 300-seat 767-300ER airplanes, (SWG) began serving Glasgow (GLA) in Scotland on 13 June and Barcelona (BCN) in Spain on June 16. Glasgow services operate 2x-weekly in competition with Air Transat (AIJ)’s 6x-weekly, while the route to Barcelona is a weekly operation facing competition from Air Canada (ACN)’s 6 and Air Transat (AIJ) 2x-weekly flights.
(SWG) has started operating charter flights on behalf of USA tour operator "Vacation Express" from Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International (ATL) to Cancún International (CUN) and Punta Cana International (PUJ), from Nashville International (BNA) to Cancun and Montego Bay Sangster International (MBJ) and from Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International (CVG) to Cancun, Montego Bay and Punta Cana. It uses 737-800s on these flights.
Air Berlin (BER) is currently looking for pilots (FC) willing to operate on behalf of Sunwing Airlines (SWG) next winter season indicating that it now also plans to dry-lease some of its airplanes to (SWG) next winter season. Many European carriers provide additional capacity to Canadian and USA charter carriers during the winter season, while Canadian and USA airplanes operate in Europe during the summer. While the highest demand for typical beach vacation packages in Europe is during the summer, the opposite is true in Canada allowing carriers to make optimal use of capacity by essentially sharing the airplanes based on demand.
October 2012: Sunwing Airlines (SWG) will operate weekly, Toronto to San Jose service, December 21 to April 12.
December 2012: Sunwing Airlines (SWG) will operate weekly, Windsor to Santa Clara, Cuba service between December 23 to April 21.
January 2013: Sunwing Airlines (SWG) added 2 new winter sun routes to the Caribbean in the run-up to Christmas. On December 23, (SWG) launched services from Toronto (YYZ) to San José (SJO) in Costa Rica, on which route it competes with Air Canada (ACN)’s 4x-weekly and Air Transat (AIJ)’s single-weekly departures. In addition, on December 26, (SWG) launched Santa Clara (SNU) as the 2nd after Varadero Cuban destination it offers from Windsor (YQG). Both routes are operated with weekly frequencies using 737-800s and schedules terminate in early April.
(SWG) will operate weekly, Edmonton to Cancun service between February 12 to April 9.
March 2013: Toronto-headquartered, Sunwing Airlines (SWG) flies Canadian sunseekers to predominantly the USA, Mexico and Caribbean resorts, using a fleet of 28 737-800 airplanes on behalf of its parent, the Sunwing Travel Group (STG). However, its fleet size varies significantly during the year, as the airline is currently leasing in 17 airplanes during the peak Canadian vacation season from European airlines like Thomson (ATZ)/(TFY), Jetairfly (TUB), Tuifly (HAP)/(HLX), and Travel Service (TSF). Indeed, many airplanes come from the (TUI) family of airlines, as TUI Travel (TUG) is a 49% owner of Sunwing (SWG). In the coming weeks, the leased airplanes will return to their owners, along with some of its own airplanes (4 are heading to Thomson (ATZ)/(TFY) for example between April to October), to provide further peak capacity in readiness for the European summer vacation exodus.
Having launched in 2005, Sunwing (SWG) has worked hard over the last 3 years to reduce the huge seasonal swings in its capacity, while also growing by nearly +200% in terms of its annual flights. During the 2010/11 period, the total number of flights available during its peak operational weeks were 30 times larger than those offered during a week in (SWG)’s low season. In the year ending April 2013, (SWG) had reduced this variance down to a far more acceptable level, with its busiest month (March 2013) being just over 3x- larger than its quietest (September 2012). While being able to off-load further capacity was probably a secondary consideration, in February last year, (STG) acquired 100% of the Atlanta-based Vacation Express. As the USA tour operator’s peak selling period is during the summer months, this has allowed (SWG) to move further airplanes out of Canada during its off-season.
In terms of (SWG)’s most significant destinations, Varadero and Cancún slug it out for supremacy; however, it is the former that leads the way, with 27% of (SWG)’s weekly flights arriving in the Cuban resort town in the province of Matanzas, compared to 16% for the Mexican holiday hot-spot located on the NE coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. Taking #3 spot is Santa Clara, also in Cuba.
Overall, for April 2013, Sunwing (SWG) operates from 14 points in Canada and the USA (Cincinnati), with its home territory of Toronto also being its most important base, with 45% of (SWG)’s flights originating from the Ontario hub. Canada’s 2nd largest city of Montreal is also #2 for Sunwing (SWG), with 1 in 5 flights starting from the city in the Canadian province of Quebec, with the province’s capital, Quebec City, sharing 3rd place with Halifax in Nova Scotia, both with 8% of the airline’s departures.
Using April 2013 as the baseline for the data, (SWG) currently flies to 7 destinations in Cuba, which has pushed the Caribbean island to the top of the pile in terms of country markets for (SWG). Indeed, (SWG) is the #1 airline in Cuba, operating more weekly seats than national airline Cubana (CUB). With 4 points served in Mexico, (Cancún, Puerto Vallarta, Huatulco and San José del Cabo), this country market is more than double the size of next largest markets of the USA (4 destinations) and the Dominican Republic (2).
For the last 2 summers, (SWG) has leased in wide-body capacity for flights into Europe (operating in summer 2012 a combined 12x-weekly frequencies to Spain (Barcelona), France (Paris Orly), Italy (Rome Fiumicino), Portugal (Lisbon and Porto) and the UK (Glasgow and London Gatwick)) in competition with its biggest rival Air Transat (AIJ) (in Summer 2011 it also flew to Dublin, Ireland, but not to Glasgow or Barcelona). However, the 2 767-300 airplanes seem set to be staying with Portuguese owners EuroAtlantic Airways (MAE) this summer. Despite this bloody nose on its foray into Europe, Sunwing (SWG)’s rapid rise continues unabated in its traditional route strongholds as it nears the end of its peak season.
With <100 miles separating the 2 nations across the straits of Florida, the potential for USA to Cuban traffic is massive: there are around 2 million Cubans living in the USA (according to US Census Bureau data 2010) and Cuba is the 5th largest immigrant sending nation to USA (after Mexico, China, India and the Philippines). However, the economic embargo imposed by the USA still excludes the provision of scheduled flights between the 2 nations, resulting in a no-show for the USA in Cuba’s top country markets.
SEE ATTACHED - - "SWG-2013-03 TOP 7 MARKETS."
The fastest growing country market in the top 12 is Colombia, which from its small base, has grown by +50% between the 2 sample months (April 2012 and April 2013) due to Avianca (AVI) introducing 2 extra weekly A318 rotations from Bogota to Havana. Derived from a more significant base traffic, the +44% spike in capacity in the #2 country market Canada, represents a marked increase for such a large existing market. While WestJet (WJI) and the Cuban national carrier, Cubana (CUB), have trimmed weekly capacity by 1 flight each, Air Transat (AIJ) (+32x-weekly flights) and Sunwing Airlines (SWG) (+16x-) have both seriously ramped-up seats in April 2013.
Of the top 12 country markets, it is Spain that has contracted the most (this decline coming from the hands of struggling carrier Iberia (IBE)). From April 1, 2013 it will suspend its 7x-weekly A340 operations between Spain and Havana plus Santo Domingo. Fellow incumbent Air Europa (ARE) has reacted, by offering an extra 3x-weekly A330 rotations (up to 10x-weekly) between the 2 nations, but it was not enough to cover the -25% slide in weekly capacity. Despite the cuts, Spain remains the biggest European market, although Germany is closing in, as it has grown by +11% year-on-year.
Cuban air travel is set for a boom in 2013, if the annual seat trends continue. In the 12 months ending in February 2013, one-way seats increased by around +20% against the previous 12 months, and that performance comes off the back of a not-so-sluggish +8% increase in the year preceding that.
Unsurprisingly, flights to Havana dominate the overall Cuban traffic profile, with the capital commanding just >50% of annual seats. This governing share is boosted by the domestic market, which for Havana itself represents 16% of all flights in Cuba, as the capital is connected to 13 other points on the island, some with just a weekly flight, but some, like Holguin, with up to 4x-daily flights on the near 700 km route. The #2 airport is the resort town of Varadero in the Matanzas province, which has doubled in terms of the number of annual seats between 2008 and 2013.
The importance of the inbound Canadian dollar to Cuba’s economy is clear, with Toronto-headquartered Sunwing Airlines (SWG) swiping the number 1 airline spot from Cubana (CUB), despite (SWG)’s +10% annual growth, and with 4 Canadian airlines inside the top 12. Operating 85x-weekly services to 7 Cuban destinations in April 2013, half of which are to Varadero, (SWG) offers flights from 14 Canadian cities and has increased its weekly seats by +23%.
In 3rd place is Air Transat (AIJ)’s thanks to its surge in its Cuban flying program this year. With (COPA) (COP)’s services to Panama City growing by +37% annually, passenger traffic into Cuba would seem to be set for a buoyant 2013.
SEE ATTACHED - - "SWG-2013-03 TOP 12 AIRLINES TO CUBA."
June 2013: Monarch (MON) Aircraft Engineering has signed a line-maintenance, technical-handling agreement with Sunwing Airlines (SWG). Monarch (MON) will provide support for the Canada-based (SWG)’s Boeing 737NGs at Leeds Bradford Airport, UK.
September 2013: Dublin Aerospace (DAS) will provide landing-gear maintenance for Sunwing Airlines (SWG)’s 737-800s.
December 2013: Sunwing Airlines (SWG) has launched 2 new seasonal winter sun’ routes this month. On December 15th, (SWG) commenced weekly flights on the 3,640 km route between Toronto (YYZ) and Curaçao (CUR) in the Dutch Antilles, facing competition from both Air Canada (ACN) and WestJet (WJI) who also operate weekly flights. On Monday December 16th, Sunwing Airlines (SWG) started weekly flights between Montreal (YUL) and Aruba (AUA), a 3,670 km route that no other carrier serves. Both routes will be operated by (SWG)’s 189Y-seat 737-800s, of which it currently has 19. According to (SWG)’s on-line booking tool, it offers flights from 33 Canadian airports.
737-8K5 (37261, G-FDZY), Thomson Airways (ATZ/TFY) wet-leased, and 737-86N (39404, OK-TVS), Travel Service (TFS) wet-leased.
January 2014: Sunwing Airlines (SWG), the in-house airline of the Sunwing Travel Group in Canada, added another service to its seasonal offering on January 18th, with the launch of weekly flights (Saturdays) between Winnipeg (YWG) and Freeport (FPO) in Bahamas. The 3,046 km sector will be served utilizing (SWG)’s 189Y-seat 737-800s and will face no direct competition from other carriers.
March 2014: Sunwing Airlines (SWG) begins weekly, seasonal service from Buffalo, New York: to Cancun January 17 to May 9 and to Punta Cana February 14 to May 9.
Sunwings Airlines (SWG) commenced service in early March with its 1st Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) split scimitar winglets equipped 737-86JWL (37757, C-GOWG).
737-8Q8 (30703, C-FDBD), ex-(9M-FFA), AerCap (DER) leased.
August 2014: Sunwing Airlines ((IATA) Code: WG, based at Toronto Pearson) (SWG) will commence scheduled services from Buffalo, New York state to Cancún January 17th to May 9th, and Punta Cana February 14th to May 9th, in the Dominican Republic, with effect from next year. The seasonal, weekly flights will be the airport's 1st international routes.
At present, Buffalo is served by 6 USA-based carriers (American Airlines (AAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL), jetBlue Airways (JBL), Southwest Airlines (SWA), United Airlines (UAL), and US Airways (AMW/(USA)), which, combined, offer connections to 89 local destinations.
December 2014: The Air Lease Corporation (ALE) announced long-term lease agreements with Sunwing Airlines (SWG) (Canada) covering 2 new Boeing 737-800 airplanes and 4 new 737 MAX 8 airplanes. These airplanes, all from (ALE)'s order book, are scheduled to deliver over a 4 year period commencing in 2016.
January 2015: Sunwing Airlines (SWG), which earlier in the month introduced a winter sun route to Cancun, expanded its seasonal Mexican offering on January 22nd with the addition of weekly flights (Thursdays) until April 2nd from Winnipeg (YWG) to Ixtapa (ZIH). The 3,604 km sector will be served utilizing (SWG)’s 189Y seat 737-800s. No other airline serves this airport pair.
February 2015: Sunwing Airlines (SWG), which during the course of last week started 5 new seasonal winter routes, continued to expand internationally, this time with a new service to the Cuban destination of Holguin (HOG) from Charlottetown (YHG) on February 17th. The 3,951 km sector will be served weekly (Tuesdays), using (SWG)’s 189Y-seat 737-800s. No other operator serves this airport pair.
(SWG) continued to increase its seasonal offering with the addition of 5 new links, all of which are served weekly by (SWG)’s 189Y-seat 737-800s. With the longest sector being the 3,877 km service from Edmonton (YEG) to Manzanillo (ZLO) in Mexico, and the shortest being inaugurated from Moncton (YQM) to Orlando (MCO) at 2,445 km, (SWG) will face competition on the service to Florida from Air Transat (AIJ) and WestJet (WJI), both operating with weekly flights.
March 2015: Sunwing Airlines (SWG) continued to increase its seasonal offering with the addition of 2 new routes to Orlando (MCO) on March 19th. (SWG) now links Deer Lake (YDF) and Gander (YQX) to the county seat of Orange County, California with weekly (Thursdays) flights operated until May 14th, using its 189Y-seat 737-800s. In fact (SWG) is flying from Deer Lake via Gander on the outbound flight and from Gander via Deer Lake on the inbound route from Orlando. No other airline operates between these cities.
May 2015: 737-8FH (39959, C-FPRP), SMBC Aviation Capital leased, and 737-8Q8 (41807, C-FYJD), ex-(N1795B), AerCap (DEA) leased.
June 2015: Canadian charter Sunwing Airlines ((IATA) Code: WG; (ICAO) Code: (SWG)) (SWG) has unveiled a new livery on one of its 737-800s. Pictured while landing at Montreal-Trudeau from a more tropical latitude, the new livery, while very similar to the previous version, incorporates new tail titles and gets rid of the former engine blue colors in favor of a predominant orange color - - see photo - - "SWG-737-86Q - 2015-06 New Livery.jpg."
January 2016: Sunwing Airlines (SWG) has become the 1st Canadian leisure carrier to join the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) expedited passenger screening program Pre-Check.
(SWG) President Mark Williams said, “Delivering an excellent customer experience is of paramount importance to us. We look forward to working with the (TSA) in continuing to improve travelers’ experience in processing through security, while still maintaining their utmost safety.”
Sunwing (SWG) flies Boeing 737-800 airplanes to 34 destinations.
(TSA) Pre-Check is an expedited screening program for trusted passengers at >180 USA airports that allow pre-approved airline travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on in select screening lanes.
According to (TSA)’s website, 25 airlines (including Sunwing (SWG)) currently participate in Pre-Check.
February 2017: Sunwing Airlines (SWG) commenced flights between Saint John (YSJ) in New Brunswick, Canada and Cayo Coco (CCC), Cuba on February 13. The weekly (Mondays) flight will be flown on (SWG)’s 737-800s, with no other carrier currently operating the 2,781 km sector. With this latest launch, it brings to 8 the number of non-stop routes that (SWG) operates into Cayo Coco. (SWG) also serves the Cuban airport from Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Toronto Pearson and Windsor.
(SWG) is a major player in the Canadian leisure market operating a fleet of almost 40 737-800s from over 30 Canadian airports to destinations in the USA, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America.
March 2017: Sunwing Airlines (SWG) continued to increase its seasonal offering with the addition of 2 new routes to Orlando (MCO) on March 19. (SWG) now links Deer Lake (YDF) and Gander (YQX) to the county seat of Orange County with weekly (Thursdays) flights operated until May 14, using its 189-seat 737-800s. In fact, (SWG) is flying from Deer Lake via Gander on the outbound flight and from Gander via Deer Lake on the inbound route from Orlando. No other airline operates between these cities.
May 2018: 1st B1 flight of Sunwing Airlines (SWG) 737 MAX 8 (43297, C-FMXA) at Boeing Renton, Washington USA with photo by Huy Do for Jetphoto. 2nd 737 MAX 8 (6956-60387, C-GMXB) Air Lease Corporation (ALE) leased in special "Royalton Luxury Resorts" advertising. Royalton is part of Blue Diamopnd Resorts, a division of the Sunwing Travel Group.
June 2018: Germany’s Hahn Air has activated ticketing on the HR-169 document for the Canadian leisure airline Sunwing Airlines (SWG). The new addition to Hahn Air’s network of over 350 air, rail and shuttle partners can be booked in Abacus, Amadeus, Apollo, Galileo, Infini, Sabre, Topas and Worldspan (GDS)s under its own code and issued on Hahn Air’s insolvency-safe ticket world wide.
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2 737-8BK (CFM56-7B26) (33018, C-GOFW; 1945-33029, C-FYLC; 2247-29642, C-FTJH, 2007-04), (TCI) LEASED. 33029; WET-LEASED TO VIKING (VKN) 2009-05. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
1 737-8FH (CFM56-7B26) (1692-29669, /05 C-GTVF), EX-(OK-TVF), TRAVEL SERVICE (TFS) WET-LEASED 2011-10 & 2016-11. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
1 737-8FH (CFM56-7B26) (2176-35093, /06 C-FYLD), (RBS) AEROSPACE LEASED 2009-12. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
1 737-8FH (CFM56-7B26) (39959, C-FPRP), (SMBC) AVIATION CAPITAL LEASED 2015-05. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
1 +1 ORDER 737-8HX (CFM56-7B26) (2865-29647, /09 C-FTOH), EX-(DAL), (CGP) LEASED 2009-04. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
0 737-8K2 (CFM56-7B26) (51-28373; 85-28375; 277-28377), RETURNED TO (TAV) 2009-04. 189Y.
0 737-8K2 (CFM56-7B26) (814-30391, PH-HZL), (TAV) WET-LESED. RETURNED 2008-04. LEASED (AGAIN) 2008-12. RETURNED TO (TAV) 2009-03. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
1 737-8K5 (CFM56-7B26) (25137, /07 C-GDZE), THOMSON (ATZ)/(TFY) LEASED 2010-10. 189Y.
2 737-8K5 (CFM56-7B27) (35138, C-FEZF; 2538-35139, /08 C-FRZG - SEE PHOTO - - "SWG-2012-03-A - OASIS LOGOJET"), THOMSON (ATZ)/(TFY) LEASED 2011-12 & 2016-11. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
1 737-8K5 (CFM56-7B27) (35142, C-FYBG; 37245, C-FTUA; 37261, G-FDZY), (ATZ)/TFY) WET-LEASED 2013-12. 2016-11. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
1 737-8Q8 (CFM56-7B26) (160-28218, /98, 2004-12; 1471-29351, /04 C-FTAH, 2006-06; 800-30637, /01 C-FTAE, 2005-12), EX-(SBE), 30637 WET-LEASED TO (SBE) 2006-05. (ILF) LEASED. 29351 RETURNED TO (SBE) 2006-11. 30637; RETURNED FROM (SBE) 2006-12. 29351; 30637; WET-LEASED TO (SBE) 2007-05. 29351; 30637; RETUENED FROM (SBE) 2007-11. 30637; (AGAIN) TO (SBE) 2008-05. 29351; RETURNED 2009-05. 29351 (TFS) LEASED 2010-09. (AGAIN) 2011-10. 29351; LEASED TO (DEA) 2016-01. 189Y.
1 737-8Q8 (CFM56-7B26) (1471-29351, C-FTAH), EX-(SBE), (ILF) LEASED 2005-11. WET-LEASED TO (SBE) 2006-05. RETURNED FROM (SBE) 2007-11. WET-LEASED TO (SBE) 2008-05. RETURNED (ILF) 2009-05. 29351; RETURNED (TSF) 2010-04. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
1 737-8Q8 (CFM56-7B26) (800-30637, C-FTAE), VIKING (VKN) LEASED 2009-12. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
1 737-8Q8 (CFM56-7B27) (1307-30671, /03 C-GLBW), EX-EUROCYPRIA (ECY), (ILF) LEASED 2007-01. RETURNED 2007-04, LEASED TO (ECY). (ECY) LEASED (AGAIN) 2007-12. (AGAIN) 2008-05. LEASED TO (EUY) 2009-05. RETURNED FROM (EUY) 2009-10. 30671; WET-LEASED TO (ECY) 2010-05. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
2 737-8Q8 (CFM56-7B26) (30703, C-FDBD, 2014-07; 41807, C-FYJD, 2015-05), EX-(9M-FFA & N1795B), AERCAP (DEA) LEASED. 30703 RETURNED FROM TRAVEL SERVICES 2016-09. 189Y.
0 737-8Q8 (CFM56-7B26) (1309-33699, C-GDBX), (ECY) LEASED 2006-12. (AGAIN) 2007-12. (AGAIN) 2008-04. RETURNED (ECY) 2009-04. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
1 737-808 (CFM56-7B26) (1958-34704, /06 C-FTDW), (BBB) LEASED 2006-06. WET-LEASED TO (TSF) 2009-05. RF VIKING AIRLINES 2010-08. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
1 737-86J (CFM56-7B26) (3377-37757, C-GOWG - - SEE PHOTO - - "SWG-737-86J-2014-03"), 2013-03. WITH (APB) SPLIT SCIMITAR WINGLETS. 189Y.
1 737-86N (CFM56-7B26) (1083-29883, C-GDBX), (SBE) LEASED 2006-12. RETURNED TO (SBE) 2007-05. (AGAIN) 2007-11. (AGAIN) 2008-05. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
0 737-86N (CFM56-7B26) (1121-33003, C-FEAG), (SBE) LEASED 2007-12. RETURNED 2008-05. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
1 737-86N (CFM56-7B26) (3899-39394, /12 OK-TVT), (GEF) LEASED 2012-01, WET-LEASED TO SUNWING (SWG) FOR WINTER SCHEDULE. WITH WINGLETS. 186Y.
1 737-86N (CFM56-7B26) (39404, OK-TVS), (TFS) WET-LEASED 2013-12. WITH WINGLETS. 186Y.
1 737-86Q (CFM56-7B26) (1451-30292, /04 C-FEAK), EX-(N292AG). WET-LEASED TO (VKN) 2009-05. WITH WINGLETS. 189Y.
2 737 MAX 8 (43297, C-FMXA, - 1ST B1 FLIGHT AT BOEING RENTON WASHINGTON, USA 2018-05 - SEE PHOTO BY HUY DO FOR JETPHOTO, AIR LEASE CORPORATION LEASED; 6956-60387, C-GMXB IN SPECIAL "ROYALTON LUXURY RESORTS" ADVERT COLORS).
0 757-236 (RB211-535E4) (358-25053, /91 C-GMYH), EX-(ARE)/(HMY), (SKB) WET-LEASED TO 2005-01. 200Y.
0 757-28A (213-24368, N368CG), (NNA) LEASED 1 MONTH 2006-05.
COLIN HUNTER, CHAIRMAN.
MARK WILLIAMS, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
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