As the tourism industry and by extension many air carriers are put to the test in these difficult times, family businesses Sunwing and Nolinor are turning the current crisis into an opportunity to help and reinvent themselves. While Sunwing multiplies charities and changes its ways of accommodating its customers and employees, Nolinor continues to grow:
- Since the pandemic began, Toronto-based family business Sunwing has repatriated more than 60,000 Canadians for free, offered more than 46,000 meals to food aid programs, and will offer 100 travel packages to front-line workers who helped fight the pandemic. In addition, it now offers more flexible booking and payment options to accommodate its customers. Founded in 2002, the company is managed by the Hunter family and is the largest tour operator in Canada offering vacation packages to the south.
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- While several major airlines plan to reduce the number of aircraft, the family business Nolinor continues to grow steadily by adding three Boeing 737-400s to its airline fleet. The company that recently organized the trip to Mirabel for the world’s largest plane loaded with medical equipment is 100% owned by the Prud’Homme family trust. Founded in 1992, Nolinor is the largest air transport company specializing in commercial charter flights in Canada.
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