Bad weather, high winds delay flights into and out of Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ontario


Published May 8, 2024 at 3:32 pm

Flights from New York to Pearson in Mississauga delayed by weather.

Flights from New York City and other places scheduled to arrive at Pearson Airport in Mississauga this afternoon and tonight and a number of departing flights from Canada’s biggest and busiest airport have been delayed due to nasty weather both in the GTA and south of the border.

Pearson Airport officials said in a post to social media Wednesday afternoon that high winds in the GTA expected to continue into tonight are proving a bit troublesome for flight schedules.

“Flights in and out of Toronto Pearson are experiencing delays due to strong winds in the area. Weather conditions are expected to impact operations into the evening,” Pearson officials said in a post to X (formerly Twitter).

Meanwhile, in a post earlier this afternoon, airport officials said while the remaining flights departing for the Big Apple today and tonight remain on schedule — pending any impact of strong winds — several incoming flights are expected to be late arrivals.

Two of the remaining four Wednesday flights into Pearson from JFK International Airport — one of three major airports serving the New York City area — have been delayed, airport officials said.

They suggest anyone heading to Pearson to pick up passengers on those flights check online to get the latest arrival information.

Meanwhile, JFK airport officials have been alerting travellers there to disruptive weather all day that has impacted both departing and arriving flights.

“Weather conditions have caused JFK Airport flight disruptions,” they said in a post to X (formerly Twitter).

New York City has seen heavy rain most of the day on Wednesday.

NAV Canada officials, who are responsible for keeping air traffic moving safely in and around Pearson, also took to social media to alert the public to possible delays.

“We are seeing delays at (Pearson) due to weather and airport construction. Our team is working to keep aircraft moving safely and as expeditiously as possible. Passengers should check the status of their flight with their airline,” NAV Canada officials said in their post to X.

(Cover photo: JFK International Airport)

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