Received directly from WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership
4 April 2020
WESTJET BRINGS 172 CANADIANS HOME FROM PORT OF SPAIN
Today, 172 Canadians are back on Canadian soil after arriving in Toronto from Port of Spain (POS), Trinidad and Tobago this evening.
The charter was WestJet’s first repatriation flight in collaboration with the Government of Canada.
Said Captain Koko Gillis, “It was a good feeling to be able to welcome all of these citizens on board and know they are finally getting home. I felt honoured to be a part of this operation on behalf of WestJet.”
These flights are part of WestJet’s efforts to care for Canadian citizens after the suspension of international service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to repatriation flights, WestJet is keeping critical economic lifelines open in Canada through continued operations to all the cities it currently serves with decreased frequency.
· Sunday, April 5, from Havana, Cuba to Toronto on WestJet’s 737-800
· Sunday, April 5, from San Salvador (SAL), El Salvador to Toronto on WestJet’s 737-800
· Tuesday, April 7 from Port of Spain (POS), Trinidad and Tobago to Toronto on WestJet’s 737-800
AFFECTED FLIGHTS – visit the blog (updated)
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