Sunwing’s Winnipeg cancellations take effect in early February

Sunwing’s Winnipeg cancellations take effect in early February

TORONTO — Cancellations of select Sunwing winter sun routes out of Winnipeg take effect in early February.

Sunwing has announced the cancellation of its Los Cabos flights from Winnipeg effective Feb. 2, as well as the cancellation of its Mazatlan flights effective Feb. 10.

Earlier this week Sunwing announced the cancellation of almost all of its remaining winter sun flights out of Regina, effective Feb. 4, and then later in the week, select routes from Saskatoon. Travel advisors along with ACTA have voiced their frustration with the cancellations and recalled commissions.

Sunwing has also made changes in Atlantic Canada and northern Ontario. The company has trimmed and consolidated its winter sun schedule out of Halifax, Fredericton and Moncton, and cancelled its winter sun program from Sudbury and North Bay.

Last week representatives from Canada’s airline industry, including Sunwing, Air Canada and WestJet, were questioned for hours during an emergency meeting of the federal government’s Transport Committee about the holiday season travel chaos.

Sunwing Airlines president Len Corrado said Sunwing got word on Dec. 9 that its application to bring on foreign temporary pilots for the winter was denied. Transport Committee members grilled Sunwing on why it continued to book travel for Canadians knowing about the setback with the foreign temporary pilots, and why commissions have been recalled.