Nine flights with 41 rows affected by COVID-19 land at Mississauga’s Pearson Airport

Published November 3, 2021 at 6:45 pm

Pearson Airport crowd in Mississauga

At least nine more flights with confirmed COVID-19 cases have landed at Pearson Airport in Mississauga within the past several days, according to the federal government’s travel data.

One flight was domestic (within Canada), landing at the airport on Oct. 29.

The other eight were international, landing from abroad between Oct. 28 and 31. Four flights were from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

At least 41 rows were affected across all nine flights, with several flights reporting unknown rows.

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.

As of September 9, 2021, the province no longer reports all flights affected by COVID-19 at Pearson Airport to Canada Public Health.

All flight data is listed on the federal government’s website.

Photo courtesy of The Canadian Press

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