Sunwing President Mark Williams Receives ATAC Lifetime Honoree Award
Sunwing Airlines President, Mark Williams has received the ATAC Lifetime Honoree Award at the annual Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow in Montreal.
The award is bestowed by the Board of Directors of the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) upon individuals who have made significant contributions and improvements to the Canadian air transportation industry and have been a part of the sector for a minimum of 25 years.
With a career in the global aviation industry spanning over 30 years, Williams joined Sunwing in 2004 and according to a statement, was "instrumental" in the subsequent launch of Sunwing Airlines the year after.
Since then, he has been a driver in the carrier’s growth.
Since operating its first flight in NOV 2005 from YYZ to Cuba, the airline now operates out of 33 airports across Canada, offering flights to 45 vacation destinations across the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and Florida.
John McKenna, ATAC President and CEO, commended Mark Williams on his achievements, saying:
“Mark has been a strong leader on the ATAC Board of Directors for over 10 years. His valuable contributions to the Board’s strategic decisions are founded, intelligent and inspiring. His personality and no-nonsense inclusive approach to issues are key to developing beneficial industry-wide consensus. The Board was happy to bestow this honour to Mark."