Sunwing withdraws flights from Sudbury, North Bay, Sault Ste. Married

Sudbury –

CTV News has learned that vacation airline Sunwing is refloating most of northern Ontario this winter.

The airline cancels its flights to the sun from North Bay, Sudbury and Sault Ste. Married.

Sunwing has canceled its scheduled departures Friday from Sudbury to Varadero, Cuba, and its Saturday flights to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

Similar flights scheduled from North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie are also canceled. Sunwing will continue to provide service from Thunder Bay.

Greater Sudbury Airport CEO Todd Tripp said this is “devastating news” for the northern aviation industry and is forcing people to travel to Toronto by winter to catch their flight.

“I can understand that this was a difficult decision for Sunwing, but without more airports with the approval of the federal Minister of Transport to offer CBSA service for international flights, that leaves the airline with little options to operate, ”said Tripp.

“Many people in our area look forward to the annual seasonal sunshine program to help break up the long winter. Being able to fly close to home instead of the long drive to Toronto was certainly a key factor. . “

CTV News has messaged Sunwing asking for comment, but has yet to receive a response.

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