Five flights cancelled to major Canadian city from Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ontario

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Published January 18, 2024 at 1:09 pm

Five flights to Vancouver from Pearson Airport in Mississauga cancelled due to weather
Crews at Vancouver International Airport have been kept busy clearing the snow. (Photo: Vancouver International Airport X)

Stormy winter weather in various parts of Canada and around the globe continues to impact flights at Pearson Airport in Mississauga.

In the latest scheduled departures from Pearson to be impacted, airport officials said via social media early this afternoon that airlines have cancelled five flights to Vancouver on Thursday “because of a winter storm” on Canada’s west coast.

Pearson Airport officials added that another 12 scheduled flights to Vancouver on Thursday are still expected to depart as planned.

Meanwhile, Vancouver International Airport officials said their crews are working “around the clock” to keep runways there clear in the wake of “significant” amounts of snowfall.

“We are expecting winter weather to continue today. Crews…have been working around the clock to keep our airfield clear of snow and ice. Please check the status of your flight before coming to the airport…,” Vancouver Airport officials said in a post to social media.

Earlier this week, a number of flights to Europe, particularly Germany, were cancelled at Pearson Airport due to nasty winter weather across the Atlantic Ocean.

While conditions at Pearson and across the GTA have improved over the past several days, numerous flights were delayed, cancelled and diverted last Friday and Saturday due to the stormy winter weather that brought heavy snow and high winds.

Also included in those troubles were a number of impacted flights into and out of Pearson due to big winter storms in the U.S. Midwest, particularly in Chicago.

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