Tag Archives: Hurricane Odile

Sunwing Airlines to operate weekly Calgary-Freeport flights from November 1

Sunwing Airlines (Toronto-Pearson) will start weekly service from Calgary to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island on November 1, 2014. The flights will depart initially on Saturdays then switch to become a weekly service on Fridays from December 19, 2014.

With the introduction of the Calgary service, the airline will offer eight Canadian gateways into the island.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8Q8 C-GVVH (msn 36275) carries promotional markings for the Mexican resort destination of Los Cabos, Baja, which was recently damaged by Hurricane Odile. The airport was back in business 17 days after the storm passed. C-GVVH taxies at Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto.

Sunwing Airlines Aircraft Slide Show: AG Slide Show

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Los Cabos and La Paz, Mexico Airports damaged by Hurricane Odile

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Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (GAP), the operator of the airports at La Paz and Los Cabos in Baja, Mexico, has issued this statement late on September 15:

Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico, S.A.B. de C.V. (PAC) informs that operations at the Los Cabos and La Paz International Airports were suspended as of yesterday afternoon, September 14, 2014, as Hurricane Odile, a Category 3 storm, struck the area of Baja California.

Fernando Bosque, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, “Our main concern is the safety of our passengers and employees. As such, we are fully cooperating with the state and federal authorities to ensure that are precautions are taken. Flights have been suspended since yesterday afternoon; at this time we are not fully aware of the extent of the damage to the operations and will keep the community posted as information becomes available. Our goal is to resume normal operations as soon as is possible.”

The Company is currently in the process of surveying the airports in order to determine the extent of the damage. Once additional information is available, GAP will be issuing an updated press release.

Activities at GAP’s 10 other airports are operating normally.

Several small aircraft are believed to have been destroyed.

Pictures of the damage to the terminal at Los Cabos: CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE