Sunwing Cancellation of Saskatoon and Regina flights

29 December 2022

We regret to inform Sunwing customers in Saskatoon and Regina that, due to extenuating circumstances, we are unfortunately cancelling our operations from both airports. The cancellations will take immediate effect and apply to travel from both airports up to and including Friday, February 3, 2023.

Sunwing had initially planned to supplement seasonal demand for travel from Saskatoon and Regina with the assistance of temporary foreign pilots for the winter months. When foreign pilot deployment was not agreed to, we brought in subservices to sustain our operations, however the conditions and schedule have proven too significant for our subserviced aircraft partners. We have attempted to reposition Sunwing aircraft to support but have been unable to do so as a result of flight delays and cancellations brought on by recent weather disruptions, and heavy demand over the peak holiday period.

We recognize that, despite our best efforts, we have failed to deliver on our customers’ expectations, and we deeply apologize for not meeting the standards of service our Saskatoon and Regina customers rightfully expect.

Please note that impacted customers with cancelled southbound departures will receive a full refund to their original form of payment. No action is required from customers and refunds will be processed within 30 days.

For our Saskatoon and Regina customers who are currently in destination, our team is proactively working to repatriate all customers with cancelled return flights, and more information on rescheduled flights will be communicated shortly.

Once again, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and disruption to our Saskatchewan customers’ travel plans, and are doing everything possible to repatriate those in destination in the coming days.

NAV CANADA reports a special flight departing from the North Pole

OTTAWA, ON, Dec. 23, 2022 /CNW/ – NAV CANADA reports that a flight plan for an aircraft departing from the North Pole with millions of destinations in Canada and around the world is scheduled for December 24, 2022.

NAV CANADA does not normally reveal the identity of pilots filing flight plans, but an unnamed elf confirmed, “The paperwork says Mr. Kris Kringle, but everyone knows him as Santa Claus.”

While the details are confidential, NAV CANADA has confirmed this is an enormous cargo aircraft packed with brightly coloured packages that will be flying at tremendous speeds guided only by a flashing red light.

“I remember that shiny red light, it guides the aircraft and makes its nose so bright – worked well one foggy Christmas Eve,” recalls one NAV CANADA employee.

NAV CANADA will be hard at work this Holiday season to make sure that air traffic control, flight information and advisory services are provided for this special flight and all other aircraft in Canadian airspace, as we do 365 days a year.

“On the eve before flight, NAV CANADA employees will settle in tight, anticipating a busy night, with lots of traffic in sight,” said Raymond G. Bohn, President and CEO. “Safe travels to all, and to all a good night.”


NAV CANADA is a private, not-for-profit company, established in 1996, providing air traffic control, airport advisory services, weather briefings and aeronautical information services for more than 18 million square kilometres of Canadian domestic and international airspace.

The Company is internationally recognized for its safety record, and technology innovation. Air traffic management systems developed by NAV CANADA are used by air navigation service providers in countries worldwide.