With Hurricane Patricia now blowing itself out — Canadians stranded in Pureto Vallarta will soon be headed home.
Robert Palmer with Westjet says the airline is working to bring passengers home, now that things are getting back to normal in the popular tourist destination.
“Flights return to normal essentially starting tomorrow. The ariport is open it is operating as normal, it is fully staffed. And the infrastructure obviously did not sustain the damage that was predicted.”
He says with the backlog, the airline is now scheduling extra flights to get the job done.
“Anyone who was scheduled to fly yesterday or today out of Puerto Vallarta will be flying on a Westjet flight, one of six we are operating tomorrow. Two of them are scheduled, and four of them are additional flights. 700 guests in total, and all of them will be coming home tomorrow.”
The move comes after the airline scrapped flights scheduled yesterday and today the Hurricane approached bore down.
Other passengers could be headed home even earlier, with Sunwing saying two flights cancelled this weekend will fly today.