9 flights with potentially 53 rows affected land with COVID-19 at Mississauga’s Pearson Airport
Published September 15, 2021 at 7:13 pm
The federal government is reporting that nine more flights with confirmed COVID-19 cases have landed at Pearson Airport in Mississauga over the past few days.
Three of the flights were domestic (within Canada), landing at the airport on September 9 and 10:
The other six were international, landing at the airport between September 6 and 12:
At least 53 rows are affected across all nine flights, with one flight reporting unknown rows.
Additionally, nine domestic flights and one international flight departed Pearson with COVID-19 cases.
It was recently announced that all foreign travellers who are fully vaccinated (with approved COVID-19 vaccines) may enter Canada for non-essential travel, according to the Canada Border Services Agency.
According to the federal government, a row is considered affected if it’s three rows (two rows for business class) behind or in front of a row where a seated person is confirmed to have COVID-19 during a period when they may have been infectious.
“Unknown” rows may be reported if the row number for the person confirmed to have COVID-19 can’t be validated, or if a member of the crew is confirmed to have COVID-19.
Passengers who were sitting in the affected rows — or all passengers on the flight if rows aren’t specified — are advised to self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days and contact public health if they start showing symptoms of the virus.
All flight data is listed on the federal government’s website.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies