Canadian airline plans direct flights from Buffalo to foreign vacation …
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Soon boarding: direct flights from Buffalo to Cancun and Punta Cana.

Sunwing Airlines, a Toronto-based airline offering round-trip flights to popular vacation destinations around the world, plans to again give meaning to the “international” in Buffalo Niagara International Airport by providing the airport’s first foreign service in more than a decade.

Beginning in early 2015, the airline will offer direct, nonstop flights once a week to destinations in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

Two members of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority board of commissioners confirmed the details Thursday.

NFTA spokesman C. Douglas Hartmayer declined to comment but acknowledged “significant” announcements are planned for a news conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Sunwing spokeswoman Janine Chapman also declined to comment, but in an email said to expect “exciting announcements around Buffalo service.”

“We don’t have all of the details in place at this time,” Hartmayer said. “Those will be made available Tuesday.”

International air service out of Buffalo would qualify as “significant” because it is believed to be the first direct international flight offered since Transat Holidays, another Canadian airliner, provided weekly trips to the Dominican Republic in the early 2000s.

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With summer vacation season in full swing, I’d like to devote some column space to talking about travel and vacation savings. One of the benefits of my being so devoted to couponing is being able to save or spend the money we’ve saved in other areas of life. We love to travel, and our family’s vacations are always planned with a budget in mind. Whether we’re camping in tents at a local conservation area or flying to one of the coasts, I’m always looking for the most economical ways for our family to see the world and make memories together.

When I was a child, my family took a lot of road trips. Getting to our destination took several days filled with long drives, stops at roadside attractions and educational experiences. (I’ve long joked that my Dad couldn’t drive us anywhere without stopping to tour a cave or a power dam. We always had to see at least one educational spot on every trip.)

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