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Sunwing finishes repatriation flights

Last Updated Mar 23, 2020 at 6:39 pm MDT

A Sunwing Boeing 737-800 passenger plane prepares to land at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Sunwing Airlines Ltd. says it is offering seats on its repatriation flights free of charge to any Canadians stranded in sun-kissed parts of the hemisphere, including to non-Sunwing customers.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Sunwing’s final repatriation flight is leaving Florida Monday night and landing in Toronto before continuing on to Halifax.

To date, Sunwing has brought home more than 60,000 people over the last week, including over 3,300 stranded Canadians in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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At the cost of over $262 million, Sunwing flew 400 repatriation flights from nearly 45 destinations across the U.S, Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America.

Starting Tuesday, all flights will be suspended, but Sunwing says they will stay in touch with Global Affairs Canada should they be called on again for more repatriation efforts.