Saskatchewan premier calls Sunwing move to end intrastate flights ‘irresponsible’

Saskatchewan premier Scott Mo says Sunwing Vacations’ decision to suspend flights from Saskatoon and Regina for a month is irresponsible.

The airline announced Thursday that it will immediately cancel flights through February 3 at two Saskatchewan international airports “due to extenuating circumstances.”

Customers with canceled southbound flights will be issued full refunds, and customers returning home will be informed soon, it said.

Sunwing said it is dispatching dozens of recovery flights this week to repatriate thousands of passengers from across Canada stranded in Mexico after winter storms disrupted operations. .

Saskatchewan Transport Minister Jeremy Cockrill has been in touch with Sunwing and Federal Transport Minister Omar Algabra for detailed plans on when and how the passengers departed, Moe said. Saskatchewan Return.

He also said his government expects Sunwing to “appropriately compensate all those who did not receive the services they purchased.”

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