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 225 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 of the western coast of Mexico.
The local hotels too, are loking at evacution. “Sunquest had been
working through the night to put the rescue effort together. The
flight left Toronto at 9:00am local time, “ Wykes said, “to wait
any longer, might make it difficult to get in or out.”
Sunquest will make every effort to reach all passengers and will
advise them of the impending conditions and the dangers of
remaining. While the company hopes all Sunquest travellers will
take advantage of the emergency flight and choose to return, they
cannot be forced to do so.
Bus and taxi transfers are all in place in the hotel zone to
transport Sunquest customers to the airport for a 13:20 departure
Based on all current forecasts, the resort areas of Cabo San Lucas
and San Jose del Cabo will be directly in the hurricane’s path,
with the centre of Hurricane John over these areas around mid-day
Friday. At this stage all indications are that this will be a very
dangerous Category 4 storm.