Updated: Nov 20, 2020
November 10 2020 by Travelweek Group
When Sunwing Airlines’ inaugural flight from Toronto to Cancun took off on Saturday, November 7, Dr. Peter Nord, Chief Medical Officer at Medcan and Sunwing Travel Group’s acting Chief Medical Advisor, was proud to be onboard.
All this week Dr. Nord will be broadcasting live from Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa on Sunwing’s social media channels, including Instagram and Facebook, sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the resort amenities and safety protocols that Canadian travellers can look forward to when they vacation at Sunwing’s Royalton Luxury Resorts.
Ready for takeoff with Sunwing
“I had the pleasure of travelling with Sunwing from Toronto to Cancun this weekend,” said Dr. Nord. “The journey was seamless from check-in and boarding to the flight and resort arrival. The high Canadian standards that Sunwing has implemented are evident through every step of the vacation journey. I can confidently say that, with the Safe with Sunwing commitment in place, Canadians can travel with peace of mind.”
Sunwing announced its partnership with global healthcare leader Medcan back in September. Sunwing has partnered with Medcan to advise on its Safe with Sunwing program, and to provide ongoing support for customer and employee health and safety.
In addition to his live broadcasts from Royalton Riviera Cancun this week, Dr. Nord has also answered some of the most frequently asked questions that Canadians have about travelling safely with Sunwing.
Sunwing Airlines returned to the skies on Nov. 6 with its first flight since March taking off from Toronto Pearson and landing in Punta Cana. The flight marked Sunwing’s return to responsible travel, after grounding its aircraft for over 230 days in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Canadians back to paradise on board Sunwing Airlines,” said Mark Williams, President of Sunwing Airlines. “After months of staying home and with colder weather just around the corner, many Canadians are eager to return to the tropics. We are excited to be back in the skies, helping sun-seekers travel safely and responsibly.”
Sunwing flight crew
Sunwing has been sending Canadians to sun destinations since August with the help of third-party carriers, however the Nov. 6 flight marked the official return to service for Sunwing Airlines. Departures will operate from Toronto to Punta Cana on Fridays and Sundays, to Montego Bay on Fridays and Saturdays, and to Cancun on Saturdays and Sundays. The company says all passengers will enjoy a seamless travel experience with flights either on board Sunwing Airlines or a third-party carrier.
Sunwing says that as the only travel provider that owns the airline that customers fly on, the transfer buses that travel to and from hotels, and over 30 Sunwing-owned-and-operated hotels throughout the tropics, it can ensure that the highest Canadian health and safety standards are in place throughout the entire vacation experience so customers can enjoy a hassle-free getaway.
Sunwing recently became the first Canadian airline to treat all aircraft with AEGIS Microbe Shield, a powerful antimicrobial spray that controls and prevents the growth of bacteria on surfaces, as part of the Safe with Sunwing commitment.