By Dana Niland
Tobago is seeing an increase in international arrivals over the past few months, due in large part to the airline’s weekly Sunwing flight from Toronto, Canada.
Sunwing’s Boeing 737, which has a capacity of 189 passengers, made its inaugural flight from the Toronto Pearson International Airport to the A.N.R. Robinson Airport in December, and has since made 10 trips to Tobago.
The airline is responsible for bringing 1,399 passengers to Tobago with an average flight capacity of 74 percent, according to the company.
Those numbers are rising, however; in its last four trips, between January 1 and February 21, it recorded a flight capacity of over 90 percent.
These figures have sparked a 5.2 percent growth in overall international arrivals to Tobago from December 2018 to January 2019, according to local tourism officials.
Sunwing recently debuted its Starfish hotel brand in Tobago, following a strategic alliance with Rex Resorts.