Sunwing Cancels Winter 2017/2018 St. Maarten Program
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Devastated by Hurricane Irma, St. Maarten will be off the map for Sunwing travellers for the entire winter season. The operator has announced that all flights to the island have been cancelled through at least 30 APR, 2018.
A message on the Sunwing website reads:
“All Sunwing flights from Toronto and Montreal to St. Maarten are cancelled until April 30th 2018. To accommodate customers who were scheduled to travel to St. Maarten, we have added extra flight services from Montreal to Cancun and from Toronto to Jamaica and will be introducing more destinations over the coming days to offer customers additional alternatives.”
It remains early in the selling season, so there isn’t likely to be a large number of customers who will have to find another destination. For those who booked early, Sunwing offers this advice:
“Impacted customers have been provided the option of re-booking alternative vacation packages at a special rate, choosing from other available options or cancelling for a full refund. Customers who booked with their travel agent are encouraged to contact them directly to make arrangements,” says Sunwing.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years.