Sunwing Launches New Service For Winter 2017/18. Vancouver - Montego Bay - Jamaica
Beginning 19 December 2017 and available weekly until 03 April 2018 Sunwing will be operating a direct flight YVR to Montego Bay - Jamaica. A choice will be offered between a stay at one of the operator's luxury resort hotel's or a cruise package on board the newly refurbished T.U.I. Discovery 2 cruise ship.
T.U.I. Discovery 2 offers a host of amenities such as rock climbing wall, mini golf course, spa, fitness centre and two pools, as well.
Air Canada Commences 2 New Services To Nagoya & Frankfurt.
Vancouver-Nagoya New Service.
Nagoya - June 1, 2017; Boeing 767-300ER (Rouge); four times weekly (seasonal), with the YVR – Nagoya route being the only one of its kind in Canada.
Nagoya is an incredible city that boasts Japan’s largest port, a strong manufacturing industry and great tourist destinations.
Vancouver-Frankfurt New Service.
Air Canada’s new service to Frankfurt opens many opportunities for passengers and businesses to connect with a premier European hub city, which opens up travel into Europe and beyond.
Frankfurt operates - June 1, 2017; Boeing 787-8 (mainline); daily (seasonal)
WestJet Sets It's Sights On China.
Looking At Long Haul Destinations.
WestJet has its sights set on China, filing for regulatory approval for new flights as part of the carrier’s worldwide expansion goals. WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky confirmed the move in a speech to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade last week.
“We have entered into the process with Transport Canada and will soon engage with the Chinese delegation in Beijing,” said Saretsky. It’s not clear yet whether the flights would be out of Calgary or Vancouver.
In an interview with the Vancouver Sun in 2016 Saretsky hinted at future WestJet destinations. “We’re not going to disclose, for competitive reasons, where exactly we’re going to fly. But the fact we are hiring people who speak Portuguese, Italian, German, Mandarin and Cantonese gives people a pretty good guess where we’re going next. We’re going to build that capacity so that, when it’s time to make a decision, it will be an easy trigger to pull.”
WestJet have signed up for up to 20 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The Dreamliner gives WestJet the ability to serve new destinations in Asia and South America and to expand its network in Europe, with a range of more than 14,000 kilometres.