Sources shared that after a delay the flight from Japan carrying Canadians who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess are on their way home; or at least to Trenton.
The passengers left at 3:10 JST and are scheduled to arrive at 00:16 (Feb 20)
The Boeing 737-200 will be flying over 10,000 kilometers from Tokyo (HANADA) airport non stop to Trenton on Euro Atlantic airways. which is a small airline with 6 planes.
There is no confirmation of how many Canadians chose to take this flight.
From their website:
Founded as Air Zarco on the 12th of August 1993 by Tomaz Metello – actual President & CEO and major shareholder – the company first adopted the trade name Air Madeira until 17th May 2000, date when the memorandum of association was altered by deed, and the current name of euroAtlantic Airways – Transportes Aéreos S.A. was adopted.
euroAtlantic airways is a Schedule and Non-Schedule Portuguese International Airline, operating in the most diverse routes in North Atlantic with air transport license and FAOC to operate into the US and Canada, Caribbean, Central and South Americas, Africa, Middle East, Pacific, Australia and Oceania.
It provides charter services, wet-lease and Ad-Hoc flights from anywhere to several places in Europe and to the rest of the world.
With six (6) B767-300ER in its fleet, one (1) B777-200ER, one (1) B737-800NG and one (1) Cessna Citation CJ3 only for Private Executive Flights in 2014, EAA is authorized to perform line maintenance services up to A Checks to third parties at Lisbon airport according the 8th Category of Ramp Assistance Licence, rules 8.1 / 8.2 / 8.3 and 8.4.
Our approval PT.145.027 allowed us to perform line maintenance on B737-800 (CFM56), B767-300 (PW4060 and CF6-80) and B777-200 (RB211-Trent 884) aircraft.
euroAtlantic airways is a IATA Member since November 2010 with the call sign of YU, FAA (FAR129), EASA (EU OPS1) and IOSA certified since August 2009.
We will be updating as more info becomes available.
We have updated this story HERE.