Investigating “Party Flight” to Mexico

Investigating "Party Flight" to Mexico

Photos of “party flights” from Montreal, Canada, to Cancun, Mexico, are now troubling politicians as well. Video recordings from Sunwing aircraft distributed on social media showed several young passengers dancing in seats and in the aisles, without masks or distance. A large bottle of vodka is also passed by passengers, and a woman is seen smoking an e-cigarette.

According to media reports It is called a charter flight, parts of the passengers are said to be members of a reality TV production from Quebec. Participants now face fines of up to 5000 Canadian dollars (about 3500 euros).

‘Passengers will be accountable’

“The health and safety of the on-board personnel and passengers is a top priority during a flight. Passengers of Sunwing’s flight to Cancun will be held accountable for their actions,” Transport Minister Omar Alghbra said on Twitter on Tuesday evening.

In Joint Declaration by the Ministers of Transport, Health and Public Safety It also added: “Our government takes such reported incidents very seriously. We have directed the officials of our respective departments to immediately initiate an inquiry into these allegations of non-compliance with Kovid-19 and flight safety rules.” The Ministry of Transport has already contacted the airline. If the ministry finds that the rules are not being followed, passengers could face fines of up to 5,000 Canadian dollars per violation.

Airline Sunwing shared told the Canadian Press news agency Additionally, the behavior of a group of passengers on a private charter flight was “extremely uncontrolled and in violation of many Canadian aviation regulations and public health regulations.” The airline canceled the group’s scheduled return flight to Montreal on 5 January due to the airline’s investigation and the group’s refusal to accept all terms of carriage.

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