Sunquest is operating an emergency evacuation flight aboard a Skyservice B757 which has flown to Los Cabos today in the Baja Peninsula of Mexico, to evacuate some 215 Sunquest customers currently vacationing in the area. Hurricane John is currently at the top end of a Category 3 hurricane, with winds up to 200km/hr. It continues to lie off the western coast of Mexico.
Based on all current forecasts, the resort areas of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo will be directly on the hurricane’s path, with the centre of Hurricane John over these areas around mid-day Friday. At this stage all indications are this will be a very dangerous Cat 4 storm.
Accordingly Sunquest has taken the decision to evacuate all passengers. A rescue flight departed YYZ at 0900 Toronto time. Bus and taxi transfers are all in place in the hotel zone to transport Sunquest customers to the airport for a 13:20 departure to Toronto.
The rescue flight number is 5G3027 and it arrives back at 19:55 Toronto time this evening at Terminal 3 at Pearson International.
Sunquest operates year-round charters to Los Cabos, a rapidly growing favourite holiday destination with Canadians, located in Baja California, on the Mexican Pacific coast.