73 flights were cancelled at Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ontario due to storms elsewhere


Published February 14, 2024 at 11:56 am

73 flights cancelled at Pearson Airport in Mississauga due to bad weather elsewhere.

Another winter weather wallop in the U.S. Northeast and Canada’s East Coast forced the cancellation of 73 flights into and out of Pearson Airport in Mississauga on Tuesday.

Pearson officials said via social media this morning that airlines cancelled 54 international flights and 19 domestic trips yesterday due to heavy snowfall that blanketed numerous U.S. states and The Maritimes in Canada.

“We may see a little catchup (today) from yesterday’s winter storm that led to airlines cancelling flights along the U.S. Northeast and Atlantic Canada,” Pearson said in a post to X (formerly Twitter). “Today, we’re expecting sunny skies, with around 900 flights scheduled to depart and arrive.”

LaGuardia Airport in New York City was among the hardest-hit airports in the U.S. on Tuesday. At least eight scheduled flights from Pearson to that New York City airport were cancelled due to the nasty winter storm.

Several people who commented on LaGuardia Airport’s X site noted that numerous travellers were stranded inside terminals there while they waited for their flights, many of which were delayed by hours if not cancelled.

“The weather’s throwing a curveball at JFK and LaGuardia today,” one commenter noted, referencing New York City’s other major international airport as well. “Flights are delayed and passengers are stuck in the terminal looking more lost than a tourist in Times Square.”

Canada’s East Coast, meanwhile, was also hit again on Tuesday, one week or so after getting hammered with record amounts of snow.

Airlines early on Tuesday morning cancelled eight scheduled flights from Pearson to Halifax Stanfield Airport and four flights from Halifax Stanfield to Pearson.

And the cancellations continue on Wednesday as the storm lingers out east. Winter weather warnings are again in effect in Nova Scotia as the area could get another 30 centimetres of snow.

Airlines have cancelled five of the 14 flights scheduled to bring travellers from Halifax Stanfield to Pearson on Wednesday, the airport said in a post on X early this morning.

However, today’s 14 flights departing Pearson for Halifax are currently scheduled to proceed.

As always, Pearson officials say, it’s a good idea to check your flight status before leaving for the airport.

— with files from Karen Longwell

(Cover photo: Pearson Airport)

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