Sunwing has decreased flights from three Maritime airports to some warm-weather locations for the remainder of the winter season, the most recent in a sequence of quiet cancellations from the corporate.
Routes had been cancelled out of Moncton, N.B., Fredericton and Halifax.
Halifax Stanfield Worldwide Airport confirmed Sunwing decreased routes affecting flights to Orlando, Fla., and two Cuban locations — Cayo Largo Del Sur and Varadero.
Tuesday flights from Halifax to Cayo Largo del Sur will cease as of Feb. 14, whereas flights to Varadero — scheduled to function twice weekly beginning in February — have now been decreased to as soon as per week.
Friday flights to Orlando will finish as of Feb. 10.
“We count on Sunwing’s different scheduled providers at Halifax Stanfield to proceed this winter season,” the airport’s communications division stated in an announcement.
Earlier this month, Sunwing cancelled flights from Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon, prompting criticism from shopper advocates and frustration from clients.
Fredericton Worldwide Airport posted on social media that Sunwing cancelled flights from the airport to Cayo Coco, Cuba on account of “operational constraints.” Flights to Cancun, Punta Cana, and Cayo Santa Maria are working as scheduled.
As for Moncton’s airport, one in all two weekly flights to Varadero has been cancelled.
Courtney Burns, president of the Larger Moncton Worldwide Airport Authority, stated the airport doesn’t anticipate additional flight cancellations from Sunwing for the remainder of winter.
She stated the trade remains to be attempting to get better from the pandemic.
“We by no means prefer to see or hear of a cancellation,” stated Burns. “However … airways are nonetheless working by means of sources and plane availability, pilots, etcetera, and adjusting their community in order that they’ll present the service that passengers have come to count on and that they deserve.”
Sunwing didn’t reply to repeated requests for remark.
These cancellations are unwelcome information for travellers who booked holidays months in the past.
In September, Shauna Matheson organized a visit to Cuba for 15 individuals, together with her household and three others. They had been planning to fly from Halifax to Varadero on Mar. 9, however their flight was cancelled in mid-January.
Matheson stated she heard the information from her journey agent, however she did not obtain a cause for the cancellation.
They requested for his or her a refund, which was refunded by Sunwing inside per week.
Matheson then tried to rebook a brand new trip for March break, however there was no availability for a gaggle of 15 given the quick discover.
“It is simply pure frustration. All of it simply leaves a foul style in our mouth, you realize?” Matheson instructed CBC’s Maritime Midday on Friday.
“We simply did not really feel secure with our cash with Sunwing and we nonetheless do not,” she stated. “So, we can’t be reserving with Sunwing once more.”