Sunwing Airlines president, Mark Williams, received the ATAC Lifetime Honoree Award at the annual Canadian Aviation Conference and Tradeshow in Montreal.
The prestigious 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 more than 30 years, Williams joined Sunwing in 2004 and was instrumental in the subsequent launch of Sunwing Airlines the year after. Since then, he has been a fundamental driver in the carrier’s exponential growth. From operating its first flight in November 2005 from Toronto 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.
Sunwing Airlines has strong presence in regional airports giving Canadians all across the nation access to affordable, convenient tropical vacations. The airline is also proud to operate one of Canada’s youngest fleets comprised of Boeing 737 800 aircraft.
John McKenna, ATAC president and CEO, commended Williams on his achievements, “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.”