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Sunwing’s inaugural flight out of Montreal to Punta Cana

11-06-2006  By: Uguette Chiasson & Chantal Beauregard

189 passengers, guests and journalists celebrate
Guests of honour, company employees and the passengers who were part of this event will long remember Sunwing’s first flight out of Montreal to Punta Cana.

TRAVELHotNews was there to bring you the full story through pictures of the two exciting hours that preceded the departure at Montreal-Trudeau airport last Saturday morning (Nov.4).

Asked how he felt, Sunwing Vacations president Colin Hunter at the launch of his Sunwing “missile,” Hunter confirmed he was “Very excited.  We’ve waited a long time for this important moment. We’ve worked hard and invested a lot of effort and money to achieve this.  And, of course, this is only the first of many more flights,” he added.  He went even further with a gentle warning to the competition.  “Competitors should know that Sunwing will be in Quebec for a long time!”

On Saturday, Hunter accompanied his passengers on the inaugural flight to Punta Cana where he had meetings with various hotel owners.

Sam Char, executive director of Vacances Sunwing Inc. happily reported that Sunwing Vacations was doing very well in Quebec - all of its November destinations are already sold out.

Here are some photos of activities preceding Sunwing’s departure

Sam Char, Quebec General Manager Sunwing Vacations; Colin Hunter, Sunwing Vacations President
Mark Williams, Sunwing Airlines President; Colin Hunter, Sunwing Vacations President; Sam Char, Sunwing Vacations General Manager
Sam Char, Quebec General Manager Sunwing Vacations
Luc Picard
Sam Char, Quebec General Manager Sunwing Vacations; Lyn Birley Meir, Catering & Product Development
. Lyn Birley Meir, Catering & Product Development
Sam Char, Quebec General Manager Sunwing Vacations; Mark Williams, Sunwing Airlines President; Colin Hunter, Sunwing Vacations President
Colin Hunter, Sunwing Vacations President; Mark Williams, Sunwing Airlines President; Sam Char, Quebec General Manager Sunwing Vacations;
Captain Blair McRobb; Officer Alex Gruszka
Colin Hunter, Sunwing Vacations President
Sam Char and Colin Hunter with the two visiting pilots Blair McRobb and Alec Gruszka
The crew
Jacqueline Richard; Luce Bureau; Colin Hunter, Mark Williams; Sam Char
Jacqueline Richard, Montreal Airport communication director, Sam Char, Sunwing Vacations general manager, Mark Williams, Sunwing Airlines president, Colin Hunter, Sunwing Vacations president, Dominican Republic reps and musicians
Sunwing team
Luce Bureau, Montreal Airport, and Sam Char, Sunwing
Sam Char, Quebec General Manager Sunwing Vacations
Here’s part of Sunwing’s Quebec team:
Stéphanie Bélanger, Julie Sareault, Sonia Magim, Sam Char, Clara Justino, Martine Pépard, Marylène Ouellet, Lucie Gallant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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