Sunwing bringing home holiday vacationers to Canada free of charge

(Photo courtesy of Sunwing Airlines.)

If you know of a Canadian wanting to return home, they should check the most up-to-date flight times that Sunwing Airlines is offering at  https://www.sunwing.ca/pages/en/flight-status-alerts. The company is flying passengers home free-of-charge – customers or not.

As part of its efforts to repatriate Canadians, Sunwing Air is bringing home an additional 11,000 Canadians today, which will bring the total number of repatriated Sunwing customers to 44,000 to date.

Sunwing is operating approximately 60 flights to various holiday destinations, leaving today, in order to bring these Canadians home safely. The schedule may change as the situation on the ground in various destinations continues to evolve.

Sunwing also continues to offer available seats on its repatriation flights from southern destinations to stranded Canadians, free of chargeincluding for 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”.

Sunwing expects to have customers home by Monday, March 23, at which time all Sunwing flights will be temporarily suspended. At their current estimate, Sunwing will be operating almost 400 flights and spending more than $26 million to bring these Canadians home safely, at no extra cost to the customer.

If a northbound flight is operating from their destination, they should make their way to the departure airport and present themselves to the Sunwing Airlines check in counter. If space remains prior to departure at the closure of check in, any available seats will be offered to Canadians or Canadian permanent residents free of charge.

Given the unprecedented situation the focus of the company and destination team remains on the repatriation of our customers. Sunwing has asked passengers “to please refrain from calling since availability can only be confirmed at the airport ahead of the closure of check-in for each flight service”.


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