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Sunwing Announces More Departures From Victoria Winter 2019-20.
Sunwing is offering new weekly flights to Mazatlán and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo from Victoria. With the addition of these two new flights, Victoria residents can choose from four tropical destinations this winter including returning favourites Huatulco and Los Cabos.
Travellers can fly to Mazatlán on Saturdays starting December 21, 2019 until March 28, 2020 and to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo on Sundays starting December 22, 2019 until March 29, 2020.
Known as the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’, Mazatlán is characterized by its picturesque coastal landscapes and neoclassical architecture. Travellers can spend their days strolling down the cobblestone streets of Old Mazatlán or walking along the pristine beaches of the Golden Zone.
Ixtapa is famous for its stylish beach clubs, while Zihuatanejo offers a more laidback and artsy atmosphere.
Travellers to Mazatlán could stay at El Cid Castilla Beach, with activities and amenities for all ages including water slides and banana boat rides (at an extra cost) or the newly-renovated Riu Emerald Bay. This recently-modernized family resort offers an expansive pool complex and sweeping Pacific Ocean views from the majority of its rooms.
In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, vacationers can stay at top-rated family resort Azul Ixtapa Resort, home to its own mini water park and action-packed kids club.
Sunwing announced that all flight services during the coming winter season will now be operated without the Boeing 737 MAX 8.
The new schedule comes into effect on Nov. 5, 2019, and runs until mid-May 2020. While the move has been prompted by the ongoing worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, the company explained that being able to offer an excellent customer experience and provide its clients with much-needed reassurance while planning their upcoming winter vacation with confidence were equally important factors in its decision.
New WestJet Link Cranbrook-Vancouver.
Residents of Cranbrook, BC will have a new option for connecting to international flights, with a new WestJet Link service to Vancouver International Airport, launching Oct. 27.
The flights will operate daily and will be operated through a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal by using its fleet of 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft.
Each aircraft includes six seats available in WestJet Premium, offering guests advanced boarding, no-charge for two checked bags and seating at the front of the aircraft.
This new route linking interior British Columbia with their Vancouver hub provides convenient travel options between the two areas and gives guests in Cranbrook access to a second WestJet hub with connections across our entire network.
With the addition of Vancouver-Cranbrook, WestJet Link will now operate six routes including Calgary to Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Prince George, Lloydminster and Medicine Hat.
Air Canada Phases Out Plastic Stir Sticks.
The plastic stir sticks were replaced with FSC certified wood, further reductions on single-use plastics onboard will be the removal of the plastic bag around the amenity kits beginning in the fall.
The new eco-friendly initiative extends across all Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and Air Canada Express fleets.
Less is more
With sustainability at the core of its operations, Air Canada has a series of initiatives in place that aim to do good for the planet, while transporting people across the world.
Air Canada's "Leaveless" campaign, for example, aims to minimize the airline's environmental footprint by incorporating environmentally-friendly incentives into its corporate business decisions, including designing lighter planes, flying shorter routes, sourcing alternative fuels, and expanding recycling programs.