Passengers on Sunwing occasion flight fined whole of $59,500: transport minister

MONTREAL – The federal transport minister says 37 passengers on a late-December occasion flight from Montreal to Mexico have been fined a complete of $59,500.

Omar Alghabra’s workplace says 42 tickets had been issued, together with 18 for non-compliance with vaccination necessities and 24 for violations of masking guidelines.

Movies of the constitution flight from Montreal to Cancun had been shared on social media and present unmasked passengers singing and dancing within the aisles and on seats, some clutching liquor, snapping selfies and vaping.

The minister’s workplace says a Transport Canada investigation into the flight is ongoing and additional sanctions may very well be issued.

Sunwing Airways cancelled the group’s return flight after the movies started circulating. Air Canada and Air Transat additionally refused to e-book the flight’s 154 passengers on return journeys to Canada.

On the time, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described the passengers — a gaggle that included Quebec social media influencers and actuality tv personalities — as barbarians and “idiots.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed April 28, 2022.


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