Sunwing will add direct flights from Windsor to Cancun, Mexico next winter

Mexico’s flagship resort area, Riviera Maya, will become a short flight away next winter for residents of Southwestern Ontario, as Sunwing adds direct flights from Windsor to Cancun, beginning December 21, 2015.

The new route will be the only option to fly direct to Cancun from Windsor. On their way to this popular Mexican destination, passengers will be able to start off their vacation in style with a welcome glass of sparkling wine, complimentary Hot & Fresh Bistro Meals™ served with wine, and in-flight entertainment as part of the airline’s award-winning Champagne Service. And unlike many other airlines, Sunwing also includes free checked baggage with a generous 20kg allowance.

Cancun is the gateway to the fabulous Riviera Maya region, which stretches down the sparkling coastline for 150 kms to Tulum. One of the leading tourism destinations in the Americas, the region is not only home to fabulous resorts, but is also a top ecotourism destination with lots to see and do for all ages at local eco parks – from snorkelling to horseback riding.  This is also the land of the Mayans and there are many places to visit to see glimpses into this ancient civilization.

“We are delighted to offer this new Sunwing service directly out of Windsor as an extension to our regular program of winter flights that has been in operation here since 2010.” said Andrew Dawson, Chief Operating Officer, Sunwing Travel Group. “This will be the first season that we are able to operate flights to three different destinations from Windsor and we feel that Riviera Maya is a great addition to the flying schedule. We look forward to welcoming vacationers from Southwestern Ontario to our recently opened Sunwing exclusive resorts in the area.”

Drew Dilkens, Mayor of the City of Windsor and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Windsor International Airport added, “The launch of the Cancun service is an important step in the growth of our airport.

“Windsor Airport currently serves 252,000 passengers per year, and 2014 marked the third straight year in which our airport set a new passenger record.  We are committed to continually expanding our range of air service to new destinations.

“With a Cancun service added to the mix, Windsor and Essex residents will no longer have to make the long trek to Toronto, or negotiate an extra border-crossing into the U.S.  We will be able to fly directly to Cancun from YQG with all the ease, comfort and convenience we have come to appreciate when using Windsor International Airport,” said Dilkens

Sunwing offers some exclusive resort options when vacationing in Riviera Maya. A new addition to Sunwing’s Family Collection™, the Royalton Riviera Cancun caters to vacationers seeking plentiful activities and a wide array of amenities. Families can also look forward to a number of thoughtful little extras including beach towels delivered to their room, spacious family accommodation and Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free deals. The supervised Kids Club keeps the little ones busy, while the Teen Club offers video games, billiards, table tennis, and free Wi-Fi. Nine on-site restaurants provide a wide range of à la carte and buffet dining options.

Part of Sunwing’s Luxury Collection™, The Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun offers a serene oasis where adults can relax and be pampered, while offering full access to all the facilities of the Royalton Riviera Cancun. With a variety of spacious suites to choose from, The Hideaway provides guests with 24-hour room service, a private balcony or terrace, in-room Jacuzzi and rain shower.

The Grand Sunset Princess All Suites Resort and Spa offers exceptional value in an all-suite environment on a gorgeous stretch of white sand beach in the Riviera Maya. Part of Sunwing’s exclusive Family and Luxury Collections, this property also offers a ‘hotel-within-a-hotel’ concept with its Family Club section. The resort features endless activities and entertainment suited to all ages, as well as luxurious amenities making it the perfect option for romantic getaways.

A week’s stay at the Family Club at the Grand Sunset Princess All Suites Resort and Spa is available from $1495 plus $392 taxes per person based on two people sharing a Deuxe Junior Suite on an all inclusive basis and departing from Windsor on January 4, 2016.

For more information on vacations in Riviera Maya and Cancun departing from Windsor, visit or speak to your local travel agent.

About Sunwing Vacations

All Sunwing Vacations packages include award winning Sunwing Airlines’ Champagne Service, which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro Meals™ served with a choice of wine at lunch and dinner, and complimentary in-flight entertainment, including first run movies and a generous 20 kg free baggage allowance. For just $50 more per flight segment, travellers can upgrade to Sunwing’s Elite Plus service, which features advance seat selection, free headset, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, 30 kg baggage allowance, priority baggage handling, and extra legroom seats.