Sault Ste Marie Airport Development Corporation

Sunwing unlikely to fly from the Sault this winter: airport CEO

Posted: Sep 12, 2023
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Locals hoping to fly non-stop to Cuba this winter are out of luck.

Sault Ste. Marie Airport CEO Terry Bos told SooToday that Sunwing Airlines is not expected to return for the 2023-24 winter season amid an ongoing pilot and flight crew shortage.

“Unfortunately, it’s industry wide,” he says. “The airlines are all re-transferring into the major markets, which is why we’re seeing limited flights with our regular carriers and unfortunately not getting back the chartered season carriers either.”

Earlier this summer, Sunwing released its winter schedule, which includes flights from 23 airports to 26 sunny destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and the U.S.

Although Bos is yet to receive an official notice from Sunwing that the carrier will not be returning next winter, the Sault Ste. Marie Airport is not listed on the airline’s schedule.

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