Sunwing Journey Group is a privately owned journey firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada.[2] The group operates an airline, three tour operators, a retail chain, a trip membership[3] and vacation spot administration firm.[4]

Historical past[edit]

Sunwing Journey Group was based in 2002 by Colin Hunter.[4][5] By 2004, Sunwing had turn out to be the second largest tour operator in Ontario.[6] On November 17, 2005, Sunwing Airways’ inaugural flight, a Boeing 737-800, departed from Toronto Pearson airport.[7]

In 2009, Sunwing Journey Group introduced that it was buying the tour operator Signature Holidays and its retail division from the UK-based TUI Journey.[8][9] As a part of the acquisition TUI gained 49 % possession of Sunwing Journey Group and Stephen Hunter changed his father as CEO of the corporate.[10] Sunwing Journey Group acquired Caribbean NexusTours, a tour operator within the Dominican Republic and Mexico, in 2010. The corporate was renamed NexusTours and stays a separate firm inside Sunwing Journey Group.[11] In 2011, Sunwing Journey Group introduced that it could enter the European market with a seasonal service from Canada to Europe.[12] On December 9, 2011, Sunwing Journey Group acquired the Atlanta-based tour operator Trip Categorical for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition was the group’s entrance to the US market.[13]

In 2015, Sunwing Journey Group introduced that affiliate, Blue Diamond Resorts, would open a 600-room resort in Jamaica.[14] Later that yr, the corporate started development on $400 million resort in Antigua with 500 rooms.[15]


Firm Sector
LUXE Vacation spot Weddings Retail
NexusTours Journey Retail
Signature Holidays Journey
Sunwing Airways Journey
Sunwing Holidays Journey
TravelSmart Trip Membership Hospitality
Trip Categorical Journey
Blue Diamond Resorts Journey


In June, 2012, an unnamed particular person and Transat A.T. submitted data to the Canadian Transportation Company that was believed to problem Sunwing’s capability to function an airline on the grounds of international possession. In November 2012, the CTA introduced that Sunwing operated inside international possession limits.[16]

In December 2016 a pilot was faraway from the cockpit of a Sunwing flight and charged after it was decided that he was drunk.[17] A police spokesman indicated that it was Sunwing workers that decided the pilot was impaired and implied that his license can be revoked.[18]


  1. ^ “Sunwing Journey Group”. Revenue Information. Retrieved March 17, 2016.
  2. ^ Bonaparte, Anthony (November 25, 2015). “Sunwing’s Progress Has Been Nothing Much less Than Astonishing”. The Suburban. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  3. ^ “TravelSmart VIP Membership Program”.
  4. ^ a b “Firm Overview of Sunwing Journey Group Inc”. Bloomberg Enterprise. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  5. ^ Infantry, Ashante (October 24, 2010). “Sunwing’s Singing CEO”. Toronto Star. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  6. ^ Savedra, Jen (July 17, 2006). “Sunwing “Does it Otherwise“. Categorical Voyage. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  7. ^ “Sunwing Airways Soars From Toronto Pearson” (PDF). Toronto Pearson At this time. February 2006. p. 7. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  8. ^ Owram, Kristine (September 29, 2009). “Sunwing, Signature Holidays to Merge”. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  9. ^ Jang, Brent (September 30, 2009). “Tour Rival Merger Pressures Transat”. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  10. ^ Sorensen, Chris (September 30, 2009). “Sunwing, Signature to Turn out to be One”. The Toronto Star. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  11. ^ Dunn, Brian (March 22, 2012). “At The Gate: A Sunny Proposition”. Wings Journal. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  12. ^ Deveau, Scott (March 2, 2011). “Sunwing Joins Transat in European Market”. Monetary Publish. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  13. ^ Baran, Michelle (December 14, 2011). “Sunwing Acquires Trip Categorical”. Journey Weekly. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  14. ^ Main, Brian (April 23, 2015). “Sunwing Group to Construct $150 Million All-Inclusive Resort in Negril, Jamaica”. TravelPulse.
  15. ^ Main, Brian (June 2, 2015). “Antigua Enlists Star Energy in Pushing ‘Aggressive’ Tourism Growth”. TravelPulse.
  16. ^ Deveau, Scott (November 6, 2012). “Sunwing Survives Overseas Possession Problem by Transat”. Monetary Publish. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  17. ^ That is why we’re sitting? As a result of we’ve got a drunk pilot?’: Passengers communicate out after Sunwing pilot faraway from flight”. Calgary Solar. January 1, 2017. Retrieved January 2, 2017.
  18. ^ “Drunk pilot arrested in Canadian cockpit earlier than take-off”. BBC. January 1, 2017. Retrieved January 2, 2017.

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