Flights added at airport

Sunwing Airlines is introducing a new flight series from Kelowna International Airport to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico

There are expanded options for winter getaways.

Sunwing Airlines is introducing a new flight series from Kelowna International Airport to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Mexico beginning Dec. 19. The flights will operate every Thursday until April 3, 2014 using a 189-seat, Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

“We are pleased to offer another beach destination to our sun-seeking travellers,” said Sam Samaddar, airport director.

“This service provides travellers with more resort options and new opportunities to experience Mexico this winter.”

Ixtapa is located 200 kilometres north of Acapulco, and just a short drive from the fishing village of Zihuatanejo. It is situated 15 minutes from the beaches of Troncones and about 30 minutes from the beaches and wildlife reserve lagoons of Barra de Potosi.