Several flights to Europe cancelled from Pearson Airport in Mississauga, Ontario

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Published January 16, 2024 at 2:56 pm

Several flights to Europe cancelled from Pearson Airport in Mississauga

Weather in other parts of Canada and around the world continue to impact flights into and out of Pearson Airport in Mississauga, with a “handful of flights to Europe” the latest casualties.

Pearson Airport officials said this afternoon via social media that in addition to troublesome winter weather closer to home, Mother Nature has now decided to impact travel to and from Europe as well.

“From extreme cold in the Prairies to winter storm warnings in the Maritimes, weather systems across Canada may impact flights at Toronto Pearson today,” airport officials said in a post to X (formerly Twitter) on Tuesday. “Airlines have also cancelled a handful of flights to Europe, particularly to Germany, due to a weather pattern impacting parts of that continent. Before coming to the airport, remember to check your flight status on our website or with your airline.”

While conditions at Pearson and across the GTA have improved over the past couple days, numerous flights were delayed, cancelled and diverted this past Friday and Saturday due to the nasty 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.

On Tuesday morning, Pearson Airport officials took to social media to applaud the airport’s ground crews for working in extremely cold conditions to keep the runways clear and aircraft safe.

“We’re expecting wind chill below -20C this week, not the coldest part of the country, but enough for ground workers to take extra precautions,” airport officials said in a post to X. “When temperatures drop, operating certain equipment and hydraulics becomes more challenging. Airline ground crews who load baggage, refuel planes or guide flights to gates need to take precautions to avoid stressing the machines or contracting frostbite. Hats off – or better, hats on – to them.”

Ground workers at Pearson Airport do their thing this week to keep the runways clear and safe for flights. (Photo: Pearson Airport)

(Cover photo: Pearson Airport)

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