Published On: Sun, Dec 15th, 2013

Sunwing Lands in Curaçao With a Full Flight

SunwingAt 4:37pm, December 15, 2013, Sunwing flight 720 touched down for the first time at HATO International Airport in Curaçao.  The 737-800 carrying 189 excited passengers eager to enjoy the sun and the beach arrived to paradise for a week of well-deserved time off and specially to enjoy a temperature of 25 degrees instead of negative 25, which they had left behind 5 hours before.

The flight was first received by the traditional water salute, followed by a short but heart felt Bon-Bini by Minister of Economic Affairs and Tourism, Mr. Stanley Palm.  The Minister, together with Andre Rojer from the Curaçao Tourist Board, boarded the plane to meet Susan Oland, Manager Programme & Promotional Development of Sunwing Travel Group, crew and passengers.

Afterwards a small inaugural ceremony took place in the Old Terminal with music, snacks and a refreshing Welcome Drink.  Gifts were exchanged and the cake was cut.  Andre Rojer, North America Marketing Director, emphasized on the importance of the partnership that made this a reality: Sunwing, CTB, CHATA, CAP, Sunscape, Hilton, Marriot, Renaissance, Lodge Kura Hulanda, Lions Dive, Kontinki, Morena, Livingstone, Papagayo, Santa Barbara and Touraçao came all together to receive the new flight and welcome their new guests and clients.

Sunwing, represented by Susan Olan, added “We hope this is not only the first flight but the beginning of a strong relationship that can continue over the summer” and added “we are very excited to be in Curaçao and offer our clients a wonderful new destination.”

About Sunwing -  Sunwing Vacations has become the leading, integrated leisure tour operator in Canada since it began operation in 2002. Sunwing is a family-managed and operated business, and one of Canada's fastest growing and most successful companies. Sunwing Airlines, Canada's premier leisure airline consistently voted the #1 leisure airline by Canadian Travel Agents, is a full service airline providing "high frills" leisure class service at a low cost. Sunwing prides itself in having innovative, creative, and forward thinking management, which allows it to be pioneers in creating new products, new concepts, and new ideas.  For more information visit

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