SOURCE: Sunwing Airlines

Sunwing Airlines

March 27, 2014 16:04 ET

Sunwing Airlines Acquires a Brand New Boeing 737-800 Series Aircraft

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 27, 2014) - Sunwing Airlines is pleased to announce it has taken delivery of its newest aircraft directly from the Boeing facility in Seattle. Earlier this month, Sunwing representatives travelled to the Seattle headquarters of Boeing to pick up their latest aircraft -- the state-of-the-art 737-800 Boeing plane which is configured within Sunwing fleet specification to accommodate 189 passengers. Sunwing Captain, John Hudson and crew operated the brand new aircraft carrying the Sunwing representatives from Seattle to Toronto.

"We are very pleased to accept this new 737-800 built to Sunwing's customised specification," says Mark Williams, President Sunwing Airlines. "Our latest aircraft offers cutting-edge aviation technology features along with a sophisticated cabin design that will enhance passengers' inflight experience." 

The Next-Generation aircraft contains most modern interior features such as an innovative cabin mood lighting system, pivoting overhead stowage bins that add to the openness of the cabin, as well as advanced-technology wing design that helps increase fuel capacity and efficiency. After leaving Boeing, the 737-800 series plane was retrofitted with the Split Scimitar Winglets technology prior to its integration into Sunwing Airlines flight operations. This technology improves performance of the aircraft and decreases fuel burn by approximately seven per cent over the same aircraft with no Winglets.

About Sunwing Airlines
Sunwing Airlines has been offering affordable flights since 2005. Operating convenient direct flights from almost 40 cities in North America, to over 30 vacation destinations, savvy travellers choose Sunwing because of the airline's unbeatable prices, reliability, and award winning service. Sunwing's modern fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircrafts have helped the airline achieve an outstanding performance record for on-time departures, as well as increased fuel efficiency, contributing to the carrier's low fares.

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Contact Information

  • For all media enquiries, please contact:
    Janine Chapman
    Vice President of Marketing
    Sunwing Travel Group
    1-800-387-5602
    media@sunwing.ca