Edmonton air travellers could see delays thanks to the heavy snow and strong winds hammering the eastern US and Canada.
At Pearson International Airport in Toronto, several flights have been cancelled thanks to a storm that could dump 20cm of snow on the city.
As of 10 AM. on Tuesday, Edmonton International Airport’s Tracy Bednard said the storm was causing delays for Toronto-linked flights of about 30 minutes.
“Now we can make up and the airline can make up that time with expedited boarding and turning those flights around quite quickly,” said Bednard. “But as we move later on to the afternoon and into the evening, there could be further delays as Toronto continues to deal with its weather.”
5,400 flights have been cancelled at American airports, but Bednard said US-bound flights haven’t seen the same delays.
“And again, most of our U.S. flights are headed out early in the morning. So right now the significant impact that we’re watching is really through Toronto.” said Bednard.
Bednard adds Edmontonians flying to Toronto Tuesday, or meeting flights from Toronto, should check their flight status with their airlines or at the Fly-EIA website. (ms)