Sunwing Introduces Non-Stop Direct Flights YVR-LIR
Kerry Sharpe, Open Jaw
The Planet Hollywood Costa Rica opens this fall.
Sunwing will offer weekly non-stop direct flight service from Vancouver to Costa Rica’s Liberia this winter. Flights will depart Sundays 23DEC, 2018 through 31MAR, 2019.
"We’re very pleased to be introducing Costa Rica for the coming winter,” said Andrew Dawson, Sunwing’s President of Tour Operations. “As well as being renowned for its eco-tours and adventures, this popular destination also stands out for the quality of its accommodation.”
Dawson added: “With this new service, our Vancouver customers will be able to choose between two of our consistently most popular resorts – Riu Palace Costa Rica and Riu Guanacaste – or be among the first guests to experience the new Planet Hollywood Costa Rica, opening this fall.
As an added benefit, we will be operating the flight service on our new Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The improved fuel efficiency of the MAX will also enable us to offer an increased number of direct flight services from our Western airports."
Last year, Sunwing became the first to offer a direct flight service from Vancouver to Montego Bay. With the addition of Costa Rica, travellers from YVR will have access to 11 different sun destinations this winter.
Kerry Sharpe Columnist
Having worked in travel for the last 16 years, Kerry has experience covering the industry as media, as well as being under its lens when she worked for Thomas Cook, TravelBrands and itravel2000. A new mom, Kerry recently returned to the workforce and when she’s not chasing after her daughter, you’ll see her out and about covering industry events alongside her new BFF Tina the Travel Agent.