The first Sunwing flight from Quebec City to Mazatlán, Mexico departed from Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) today. To celebrate the inaugural flight, Sunwing brought a taste of Mazatlán to the airport with authentic Mexican food, a tropical photo wall and special gifts for the first passengers to depart to this popular vacation destination from the city. The occasion was marked with an official ribbon cutting ceremony presided over by Yanic Roy, Vice President of Business Development for YQB, and Lyne Chayer, General Manager of Sunwing Quebec.
The new weekly service is available from now until April 14, 2020, inclusive. As Canada’s largest vacation provider of Mazatlán vacation packages, Sunwing offers packages to this Pacific Mexico hotspot from 11 airports across the country. With the introduction of this new route, travellers in Quebec City can now choose from 11 tropical destinations across the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and Florida when they book with Sunwing.
Lyne Chayer, General Manager of Sunwing Quebec, commented on the news, “We are excited to be offering travellers in the provincial capital with even more ways to Vacation Better down south this winter. We’re sure that Mazatlán’s colonial charm, beautiful beaches and top-rated resorts will make it a favourite amongst sun-seekers looking for a winter escape.”
Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB, praised the new addition, “We are delighted that Sunwing is adding a new non-stop destination to its winter offering from YQB. We’re certain that travellers in the greater Quebec City area will take advantage of this new flight service and we appreciate Sunwing’s trust in our market and their commitment to improve and expand their winter flight services at YQB. This addition responds to a demand from the public and is in line with our goal of offering more options to Quebec travellers”.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming tourists from Quebec City on the first-ever direct flight service to México’s Only Colonial City on the Beach, a destination with a unique blend of Mexican culture and 20 kilometers of beautiful beaches”, said Julio Birrueta, Director of the Mazatlán Tourism Board. “Guests will not only have the opportunity to enjoy great seafood, regional cuisine and a wide variety of activities and local tours, but they will also find authentic hospitality from the local mazatlecos,” he added.
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’, Mazatlán offers travellers the ideal escape with sandy beaches, historic architecture and a rich culture. Vacationers who take advantage of this new flight route can choose from a number of popular resorts across Mazatlán. Riu Emerald Bay is a popular choice amongst families, featuring a brand-new section with modern amenities, enhanced facilities and an on-site water park. Travellers looking to soak in the local culture will appreciate a stay at Sunwing favourite resort, El Cid Castilla Beach, located near Mazatlán’s famous Golden Zone on a sprawling stretch of beach.
All Sunwing vacation packages include return flights on Sunwing Airlines where passengers can enjoy award-winning inflight service, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage service and a buy on board selection of snacks and light meals including the World Famous Original Smoked Meat from iconic Montreal-based Schwartz’s Deli along with dishes inspired by Food Network Canada Celebrity Chef, Lynn Crawford. Passengers also benefit from a generous complimentary 23kg checked luggage allowance. For additional perks, including additional baggage allowance and legroom, customers can upgrade to Elite Plus from just $50 per sector.