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Sunwing to fly nonstop Winnipeg-Freeport flights this winter

Sunwing Airlines (flysunwing.com) (Toronto-Pearson) will increase its flying schedule from Winnipeg by adding nonstop flights to Freeport, Grand Bahama this winter and further expanding its operation from the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport by opening a seasonal base. The opening of this base will result in recruitment of over 60 crew members from within the local community.

Sunwing has been operating from Winnipeg since 2006 when it introduced nonstop flights to Cancun, Mexico. Today, the airline takes Winnipeg travelers to several popular vacation hotspots in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico and now Grand Bahama starting this winter.

Sunwing Airlines will offer weekly flights to Grand Bahama starting January 18, 2014 until the end of March.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8K5 WL C-GDBX (msn 33699) taxies to runway 9L at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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Sunwing Airlines to add two new seasonal routes from Montreal in December

Sunwing Airlines (Toronto-Pearson) will add weekly seasonal flights from Montreal (Trudeau) to both Aruba and Ixtapa, Mexico starting on December 16. The company is also adding extra frequencies to existing Caribbean routes.

The company issued this statement:

In response to a successful winter of sold out flights and with further enhancements to its leading product portfolio, Sunwing is announcing greater frequency to the popular resort destinations of Punta Cana, Varadero, and Cancun and the Mayan Riviera, with service up to twice daily.

Sunwing has also announced new destinations, with direct service from Montreal to the Caribbean island of Aruba and Ixtapa, Mexico, starting in December of 2013.

Copyright Photo: Gilbert Hechema/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8K5 WL C-FRZG (msn 35139) in the special 2011 Oasis Hotels and Resorts – Oasis Loves U livery climbs away from Montreal (Trudeau).

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TUI Travel commits for 60 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Boeing (Chicago) and TUI Travel PLC (London) announced a commitment today for 60 737 MAX airplanes, valued at $6.09 billion at list prices. The commitment by one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups includes 737 MAX 8s and 9s. Boeing looks forward to working with TUI Travel to finalize the details, at which time the order will be posted as a firm order to the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website.

“A major part of TUI Travel’s strategy is to provide our customers with unique holiday experiences that they can only get from us,” said Peter Long, Chief Executive, TUI Travel. “This multi-billion pound investment in the Boeing 737 MAX – representing the future generation of more fuel-efficient aircraft for our short and medium-haul programs – will be a further driver in delivering this.”

The TUI Travel airlines are Arkefly (Netherlands), Corsair International (France), Jetairfly (Belgium), Thomson Airways (UK), TUIfly (Germany) and TUIfly Nordic (Sweden). This graph shows TUI Travels’ brands and market shares in these key European markets:

TUI Travel Sectors (TUI)(LR)

Top Copyright Photo: Rob Skinkis/AirlinersGallery.com. The new aircraft will replace the current generation of Boeing 737-800s. Thomson Airways’ 737-8K5 WL G-TAWK (msn 28836) is pictured at Manchester in the new TUI colors (please click on the photo for the full-size view).

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Ole Simon. TUIfly was ranked the most fuel-efficient charter airline worldwide for short-haul and long-haul flights in the 2012 Airline Index published by the German environmental NGO, atmosfair, indicating how TUIfly’s investment in modern, more fuel-efficient aircraft and focus on efficient aeronautical procedures are yielding results. Thomson Airways came second for most efficient charter airline for short haul flights. TUIfly’s (TUIfly.com) Boeing 737-8K5 WL D-ATUD (msn 34585) in the special Haribo Goldbaren scheme climbs away from Frankfurt (please click on photo for full-size view).

Sberbank orders 12 Boeing 737-800s for Transaero Airlines

Boeing (Chicago), Sberbank of Russia and its wholly owned subsidiary, Sberbank Leasing, have reached an agreement on an order for 12 Next-Generation 737-800s. The airplanes are intended for operational leasing under Sberbank’s contract with Transaero Airlines (Moscow).

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton.

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Sunwing Airlines reaches a tentative agreement with its flight attendants union, averting a strike

Sunwing Airlines (Toronto-Pearson) has reached a tentative agreement with its flight attendants represented by the CUPE union.

The agreement will be submitted to members of the union for a vote following a round of general meetings in March. If accepted, this will be the first collective agreement for Sunwing flight attendants, who voted to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in March 2012.

In early February, the union had raised the possibility of a strike at the end of March. With this tentative agreement, that scenario has been avoided.

The union will not comment on the details of the agreement until the conclusion of the voting period towards the end of March.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography. Boeing 737-8K5 C-FRZJ (msn 34690) in the 2012 “Oasis Loves U” promotional scheme taxies past the camera at the Toronto (Pearson) home.

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Sunwing Airlines to operate Edmonton-Cancun weekly flights

Sunwing Airlines (flysunwing.com) (Toronto-Pearson) has announced the addition of winter flights from Edmonton to Cancun, Mexico. The new flights will depart on Tuesdays, commencing on February 12, 2013 until April 9, 2013.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Boeing 737-8K5 C-FRZG (msn 35139) was leased for the winter season from Thomson Airways on December 3, 2012 and still retains the new fuselage colors of Thomson creating this unique hybrid livery.

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NordStar Airlines is coming to Beijing, China

NordStar Airlines (Norilsk) is planning to start a weekly flight linking Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia with Beijing, China according to Airline Route. Krasnoyarsk is the third largest city in Siberia after Novosibirsk and Omsk.

Copyright Photo: OSDU. Boeing 737-8Q8 VQ-BDN of NordStar arrives at Moscow (Domodedovo).


TUIfly’s Boeing 737-8K5 D-AHFZ now promotes CEWE Photobooks

TUIfly (TUIfly.com) (Hannover) has always embraced the use of logojets as a way to increase revenue.

The latest logojet has just been painted at Dublin. The pictured Boeing 737-8K5 D-AHFZ (msn 30983) (above) is now promoting the CEWE Photobooks (Mein CEWE Fotobuch) (CEWE.de). The German company specializes in photo products including photobooks.

This aircraft was previously painted in this attractive blue ARD German TV lottery special livery (below) before being repainted in this red design.

Top Copyright Photo: Paul Doyle.

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems.