Federal transport minister asks for investigation into Sunwing party flight to Mexico

Federal Shipping Minister Omar Alghabra says he has requested Shipping Canada to research experiences of “unacceptable” behaviour on a recent Sunwing Airways flight to Cancun, Mexico.

Videos of the Dec. 30 flight shared on social media seem to display passengers now not wearing mask as they collect in shut proximity, dancing in the aisle and on seats. in a single video, a big bottle of vodka seems to be passed amongst passengers.

in keeping with reviews, the aircraft were chartered and some of the passengers had been solid participants from Quebec reality tv presentations.

Alghabra said in a submit on Twitter that the hazards of COVID-19 need to be taken severely.

i am aware of the reports of unacceptable behavior on a Sunwing flight. i’ve asked Delivery Canada to investigate the problem. We must take the hazards of COVID critically!

—@OmarAlghabra

Rena Kisfalvi, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees native that represents about 1,000 Sunwing flight attendants, often known as the behaviour unacceptable.

In an announcement, Sunwing says it notified Transport Canada in regards to the behaviour and its safety department is investigating. 

Saying that “the health and protection of our staff and passengers is our most sensible priority,” Sunwing stated the passengers’ behaviour as “unruly and contravened several Canadian Aviation Laws as well as public well being rules.”

It also mentioned it set prerequisites for the group’s return to Montreal Jan. FIVE but that “sadly, the crowd did not settle for all of the terms.” As a result, Sunwing has cancelled the flight home.

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