Air Canada – Travel Impacted by Weather

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Air Canada says severe weather continues to impact the airline.
Air Canada says severe weather continues to impact the airline.

Air Canada says severe weather continues to impact the airline.
Air Canada says severe weather continues to impact the airline.

TORONTO – Travel – Cold weather continues to impact travel. At 6:00AM this morning, Air Canada is advising fliers that the extreme weather conditions in Eastern Canada and the North East United States will continue to hamper the airline’s efforts to get passengers to their destinations.

Air Canada is advising customers over cancelled and delayed flights to and from: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and U.S. northeast airports. Customers are advised to check on-line at www.aircanada.com for Travel Advisories and also to confirm that their flight is operating before going to the airport.

“The severe winter weather over the past days continues to impact airport operations resulting in a reduced flight schedule, primarily for domestic Canada and U.S. transborder flights to and from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and the U.S. northeast,” said Klaus Goersch, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  “Air Canada is doing its utmost to get its customers to their destinations safely and as quickly as possible as we work to stabilize operations at affected airports before resuming a regular schedule over the coming days.

To avoid lengthy call centre wait times and before going to the airport, customers should continue to consult their flight information regularly online and rebook using our self-service rebooking tool at aircanada.com, as the regular schedule gradually resumes once airport operations have stabilized.  We thank our customers for their patience and will continue to provide the latest information for them on aircanada.com.”

Customers traveling are advised to take the following steps:

Before your flight

If your flight is cancelled

  • Do not go to the airport unless you have a confirmed ticket on another flight.
  • Do not go to the airport to rebook your flight as you may encounter lengthy line-ups and wait-times. Instead, use ourSelf-Service Rebooking Tool to make alternate arrangements using your booking reference number and passenger name. Call centres are also available, but wait-times can be long during storms.

Please be patient

  • Immediately after a storm it takes time to resume normal operations. If required, we will add extra capacity when aircraft and crew are available to clear the backlog of affected customers.
  • If a suitable flight is not immediately available, check back frequently because our schedule may change and capacity may be added.

For more information about the impact of winter storms please go to:
http://www.aircanada.com/en/about/media/facts/winter_readiness.html