Sault Ste Marie Airport Development Corporation

Airport fears Sunwing flights could be cut

Posted: Jun 23, 2023
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Sunwing started weekly seasonal flights from the Sault in late 2008. Destinations have included Cuba, Dominican Republic and Mexico.

WestJet finished its acquisition of Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines this spring. Sunwing has 18 Boeing 737s.

Terry Bos, president and CEO of Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corp., anticipates WestJet planes will fly passengers taking Sunwing Vacations. “Essentially WestJet is pulling the strings now in regards to where those aircraft are going to and what markets are more beneficial for them to fly those aircraft out of,” he told The Sault Star. “We’re trying to get clarification. Obviously we are concerned now at a regional market level that we probably could lose that flight because they’re probably going to redeploy those aircraft to the flights that are more lucrative for the WestJet and Sunwing brand to fly.”

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