Sunwing Brings Home 55,000 CDNs, Including 3,000 Non-Customers
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
As part of its ongoing efforts to repatriate Canadians, Sunwing operated close to 30 flights yesterday to bring home over 5,000 Canadians. By end of day 22MAR, over 55,000 stranded Canadian travellers have been brought home since the carrier began its repatriation efforts on 16MAR.
This total also includes over 3,000 stranded Canadian travellers across the Caribbean, Mexico, Cuba and Florida who were offered seats free of charge. The carrier announced last week that it would be giving away any remaining seats on its repatriation flights to any Canadians stranded in destination.
The last repatriation flights will operate today, after which time all Sunwing flights will be temporarily suspended.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.