It will soon be even easier for residents of Ottawa to reach some of Florida’s finest beaches with the introduction of Sunwing Vacations’ new direct, non-stop flight to St. Petersburg-Clearwater, commencing Dec. 18.
Departing Thursdays, the weekly service will be operated on Boeing 737-800 series aircraft that seat 189 passengers.
The addition of the new route this winter will make Ottawa the third Canadian city to benefit from a direct, non-stop service to the region after Toronto and Halifax.
Both St. Petersburg and Clearwater frequently make it into the top 10 best beaches list compiled by Dr. Beach, America’s foremost beach expert.
To celebrate the launch of the new route, Sunwing is extending an introductory offer whereby customers who book two flight seats for travel to St. Petersburg-Clearwater by Sept. 19 from Ottawa, Toronto or Halifax for travel between Nov. 3 and May 13, 2015 can benefit from a 40% discount on the second seat.
A one-week vacation package to St. Petersburg/Clearwater starts from $595 plus $325 taxes per person, based on two people departing from Ottawa on Jan. 8, 15 or 22 and sharing a room on a European plan basis at the Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center. A mid-size Alamo rental car is also included.