Sunwing is scheduled to bring an additional 11,000 Canadians home today, bringing the total number of repatriated Sunwing customers to 44,000 to date.
Sunwing is operating approximately 60 flights today to various holiday destinations in order to bring these Canadians home safely. The airline is also offering available seats on its repatriation flights from southern destinations to stranded Canadians, free of charge – an offer extended to non-Sunwing customers.
“We understand a lot of Canadians are still stranded outside the country and struggling to get home,” said Stephen Hunter, CEO of Sunwing Travel Group. “That’s why we want to open up any extra capacity we have. It’s the Canadian thing to do.”
Hunter explains the airlines expects to have all Sunwing customers home by Monday, March 23, at which time all Sunwing flights will be temporarily suspended. At its current estimate, Sunwing will be operating almost 400 flights and spending more than $26 million to bring these Canadians home, at no extra cost to the customer.
Describing itself as the largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing provides direct service from over 33 airports across Canada to more than 45 destinations across the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.