Q&A: Sunwing Airline Integration and Sunwing Vacations Clarification
What does the integration of Sunwing Airlines mean for the future of the Sunwing Vacations brand?
The future of the Sunwing Vacations brand remains bright. Sunwing Vacations is the leading tour operator in Canada, and this position will only be strengthened as part of the WestJet Group. Through the eventual integration of Sunwing Airlines into the WestJet Group, Sunwing Vacations will be enabled to significantly expand vacation offerings to even more communities across the WestJet Group’s extensive network.
Sunwing customers will continue to interact with and book through Sunwing Vacations as they have been doing for years, on their website at sunwing.ca, through the Sunwing app, by contacting the Sunwing Sales Centre or through their trusted local travel advisors.
Will the integration of Sunwing Airline’s into WestJet’s main operations mean higher prices and less choice for consumers?
No. The future integration of Sunwing Airlines into the WestJet Group will only serve to enhance our ability to provide increased affordability and choice to our guests. The integration of Sunwing Airlines will ultimately enhance Sunwing Vacations’ service offering, as instead of selling vacation packages with flights onboard Sunwing Airlines’ fleet on a primarily seasonal basis, the tour operator – which will maintain its independent brand – will be positioned to offer affordable vacation packages with flights across the WestJet Group’s growing fleet and expanded network on a year-round basis.
What is the difference between Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines?
Sunwing Vacations is the leading Canadian tour operator providing customers with affordable vacation packages to dozens of top-rated sun destinations across the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and the U.S. Sunwing Vacations offers its customers great rates and exclusive deals at 700+ top-rated resorts, the largest assortment of any tour operator in Canada.
Sunwing Airlines is an award-winning leisure carrier offering Canadians convenient direct flight service from airports across Canada to over 45 of the most popular sun destinations. Sunwing Airlines also has one of the most fuel-efficient fleets, comprised of its Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
What is the timeline for the integration of Sunwing Airlines?
Sunwing Airlines will not start integrating before 2024 and it remains business as usual at this time.
Why is WestJet integrating Sunwing Airlines?
The intention to merge Sunwing Airlines into mainline WestJet will provide the scale to enhance our collective operational resilience at the WestJet Group, while offering Canadians more affordable flights across our entire network.