Airline news travel agents can use
A roundup of the latest airline news curated for travel advisors.
Sunwing Airlines is ready to link Canadians to the second largest city in the Bahamas this winter. The airline will take off to Freeport, Grand Bahama, starting on Dec. 17, 2022 with weekly direct flights from Toronto and Montréal.
Situated off the coast of Florida in the northwest region of the Bahamas, Freeport pristine beaches, amazing day excursions like swimming with stingrays or changes to experience the underwater cave systems at Lucayan National Park and much more.
When travelling to Freeport with Sunwing, customers can expect a charming all inclusive vacation experience at the beachfront Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach.
Agents will continue to earn STAR Rewards Points that convert to cash on all bookings to this spectacular destination.
Canada Jetlines set for September take off
Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd. will begin operations out of its travel hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), with its first scheduled route into YYC Calgary International Airport next month (September).
Set for its debut on Sept. 22, 2022, Canada Jetlines will begin operations with biweekly flights operating Thursdays and Sundays out of Toronto (YYZ) to Calgary (YYC) from 07:55am – 10:10am EST and returns from Calgary (YYC) to Toronto (YYZ) 11:40am – 17:20 EST.
Frequency will increase to three flights per week, Thursdays through Sundays, starting Oct. 13.
This route will be the first operated by Canada Jetlines with more routes to destinations to be announced soon.
Preferred travel agents can make reservations and book vacation packages for their clients and earn up to 10% commission on all base fares when contracted directly with the airline.
Go to www.Jetlines.com for more.
Air Canada celebrates Korea
An increase in frequencies is upcoming for the schedule of flights that Air Canada operates between Canada and South Korea. The airline currently operates four flights per week between Toronto YYZ and Seoul-Incheon ICN. That is set to increase to up to five flights per week for September and October.
Meanwhile, the Air Canada schedule of flights between Seoul and Vancouver YVR operates on a daily basis. The Vancouver route gets a B777-300, while a 787-900 Dreamliner is on the Toronto routing.
Air Canada brought news of its services to Vancouver recently, in partnership with the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO). Invited travel retailers came to see presentations by both organizations at a dinner event held at the Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport in Richmond, just outside the YVR airport lands.
They learned that the number of Canadian visitors to Korea had reached the landmark level of 200,000 in 2019, and that visitor numbers were on a long road back in the wake of the receding pandemic. Some 40,000 Canadians had travelled to South Korea from January to July this year.
“The recovery is slow, and we are still facing barriers,” said Young Mi Kwon, the director of the KTO in Toronto. “But we will overcome those barriers with your help,” she told the assembled travel agents.
It’s YEG for Edmonton International Airport
Edmonton International Airport is rebranding. Although the Edmonton Metro Region has used YEG as an identifier for many years, the airport is officially transitioning from being referenced as EIA to its international airport designation code as YEG.