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September 04, 2012 | General

Media Release

Airlines expand sun destination routes from EIA

Cayo Coco, Cuba latest addition to Edmonton’s 50-plus non-stop flights

September 4, 2012 (Edmonton, AB) – New seasonal flights from Edmonton International Airport to sun destinations are being added this fall. These include a new non-stop service to Cayo Coco, Cuba courtesy of Sunwing Airlines. In addition, airlines are assigning larger aircraft to some routes in keeping with growing demand. Flights to some hot spots will also kick off a month earlier than usual in order to accommodate the airport’s rapidly growing passenger numbers, which are already up 6.5 percent over 2011.

“EIA is the fastest growing major airport in Canada. A record-breaking 6.5 million people have chosen to fly through EIA in the last 12 months,” said Peter McCart, EIA’s Vice President of Strategy. “EIA’s Expansion provides more capacity for airlines and more amenities for passengers, and just in time to accommodate this significant growth. It goes without saying that it’s great to see our airline partners responding positively.”

2012-2013 Sun Destination Highlights

Sunwing Airlines is now flying non-stop to Cayo Coco in Cuba, a new destination for EIA.

WestJet has added one extra flight per week to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Maui and     upgraded to the larger 737-800 aircraft on its flights to Phoenix.

Note to editors: Sunwing Airlines, Air Transat and WestJet winter schedules from EIA are attached.

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Media inquiries:
Chris Chodan

EIA Communications

p. 780 890 8454

c. 780 700 3596

e. cchodan@flyeia.com

2012-2013 Winter Airline Schedules from EIA

Sunwing Airlines

Destination Dates Frequency
Cayo Coco, Cuba Dec. – Mar. Weekly
Santa Clara, Cuba Oct. – Mar. Weekly
Varadero, Cuba Oct. – Mar. 2  per week
Montego Bay, Jamaica Nov. – Mar. Weekly
Cancun, Mexico Oct. – Mar. 3  per week
Huatulco, Mexico Oct. – Mar. Weekly
Mazatlan, Mexico Nov. – Mar. Weekly
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Oct. – Mar. 2  per week
San Jose Cabo, Mexico Nov. – Mar. Weekly
Las Vegas, United States Oct. – Mar. 2  per week

Air Transat

Destination Dates Frequency
Liberia, Costa Rica Dec. – Apr. Weekly
Varadero, Cuba Nov. – Apr. Weekly
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic Dec. – Apr. Weekly
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Nov. – Apr. 2  per week
Montego Bay, Jamaica Dec. – Apr. Weekly
Cancun, Mexico Nov. – Apr. 2  per week
Huatulco, Mexico Dec. – Apr. Weekly
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Nov. – Apr. 2  per week
San Jose Cabo, Mexico Dec. Weekly
Panama City, Panama Dec. – Apr. Weekly

WestJet

Destination Dates Frequency
Cancun, Mexico Oct. – Apr. 3 per week
Mazatlan, Mexico Nov. – Apr. Weekly
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Oct. – Apr. 3 per week
San Jose Cabo, Mexico Oct. – Apr. Weekly
Kahului/Maui, US Dec. – Apr. 3 per week
Las Vegas, US Oct. – Apr. 14 per week
Los Angeles, US Oct. – Apr. 7 per week
Orlando, US Nov. – Apr. Weekly
Palm Springs, US Oct. – Apr. 6 per week
Phoenix, US Oct. – Apr. 9 per week