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November 06, 2007 | General

Edmonton, Alta. — Escaping winter’s icy grip has never been easier through Edmonton International Airport — one of North America’s fastest-growing major airports — with a record 26 flights per week to 10 non-stop sun destinations set for the 2007-2008 winter season.

“Edmontonians and northern Albertans love to take a winter break in warmer climes and they want to do it non-stop from Edmonton International,” says Peter McCart, Vice-President, Marketing, Edmonton Airports. “We’re proud to offer more non-stop sun destinations than ever before — no more layovers, no tight connections and no costly, long drives to Calgary.”

Non-stop Sun Destinations — Winter 2007-08


Cabo San Lucas: One flight weekly, WestJet
Cancun: Eight flights weekly, Air Canada Vacations, Conquest, Signature, Sunwing, and Air Transat
Manzanillo: One flight weekly, Air Transat
Mazatlan: One flight weekly, WestJet
Puerto Vallarta: Five flights weekly, Signature, Sunwing, Air Transat


Montego Bay: One flight weekly, Air Canada Vacations
Puerto Plata: Two flights weekly, Signature, Air Transat
Punta Cana: Two flights weekly, Air Canada Vacations, Conquest
Santo Domingo: One flight weekly, Sunwing
Varadero: Four flights weekly, Conquest, Signature, and Air Transat

Along with the 10 non-stop sun destinations, direct flights to Liberia-Costa Rica and Cozumel are heating up the winter schedule, bringing the total number of sun destinations to 12. Additional flights to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Varadero are also served directly.

The seasonal sun destination schedule begins in November and ends in April. Check for a complete schedule of sun destinations served from Edmonton International.

“Edmonton International is posting record 18 per cent passenger growth in 2007, adding to the business case to establish more routes,” says McCart. “With our current YEG-YES campaign, we are encouraging Edmontonians and northern Albertans to choose Edmonton International and help compel airlines to provide even more air service to our region and Northern and Western Canada.

“When you use Edmonton International, instead of another airport, you are saying ‘yes’ to more non-stop air services to the destinations you need and want to visit.”

15-minute rule

During the busy holiday season and as work continues on expanding the parkade, passengers are reminded to arrive at the airport 15 minutes prior to their flight’s earliest check-in time to park, check-in and clear security, ensuring a stress-free travelling experience.

For more information about Edmonton International’s services and amenities, visit

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Edmonton International Airport is one of North America’s fastest-growing major airports.


Edmonton Airports Corporate Communications
Jim Rudolph,
Phone: 780.890.8454
Cell: 780.717.5117