Mississauga’s Pearson and Hamilton airports reporting new flights with COVID-19 cases

Published May 15, 2021 at 9:11 pm


The federal government is reporting four recent flights with COVID-19 cases at Pearson Airport and one at Hamilton Airport.

There were recently three domestic flights at Pearson, including one that landed and two that departed. An international flight from Amsterdam landed on May 9.

35 rows were affected across those four flights.

Additionally, a domestic flight from Edmonton landed at Hamilton International Airport on May 9 with seven rows affected.

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 to others.”

Effective April 22, the federal government has suspended incoming passenger flights from India and Pakistan for a month as cases of COVID-19 surge in both countries.

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.

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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