Air Canada issued a new travel alert for the GTA Jan. 9 warning all passengers to check the statuses of their flight before leaving for the airport. Dozens of flights were delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.
Flights have been delayed and cancelled to protect employees and flight equipment from the below freezing temperatures the GTA is currently experiencing.
The alert has been issued to both Toronto airports. If a passengers’ flights have been affected, they can reschedule without monetary penalty. This warning has also affected airports in Chicago, Boston, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia and Washington.
The flash freeze earlier this week resulted in massive delays involving most airlines flying in and out of Pearson. A ground stop was declared on Tuesday, which prevented North American flights from landing for over eight hours.
Forecasters are expecting temperatures to jump dramatically on Saturday to as high as 9C. This may mark an end to the airlines’ struggle.
Further information on flight cancellations and delays can be found here.