MONTREAL, Jan. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - As a result of heavy snowfall and winter storm warnings issued by Environment Canada for the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI, Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz are advising customers travelling to and from Atlantic Canada to check on the status of their flights before departing for the airport. The status of flights is available at www.aircanada.com.
It is expected that based on the information from the most recent Environment Canada weather forecasts that flights to and from the Maritime provinces will experience delays and cancellations throughout the day on Saturday and into the overnight hours on Sunday morning.
In addition to the potential for delays and cancellations, heavy snowfall may also result in contaminated runway conditions which could restrict the amount of baggage aircraft may accommodate. In the event certain flights experience such limitations, Air Canada and Jazz will work to expedite baggage delivery for affected customers on the first available flights following the end of the weather event.
"Safety is our number one priority at Air Canada," said Duncan Dee, Air Canada's Executive Vice President and COO. "Our teams in the Maritimes are well prepared for today's weather challenges and will make every effort to minimize any inconvenience to our customers. Customers are advised to check on the status of their flights at www.aircanada.com before coming to the airports."
More information for customers on affected flights, including options for rebooking flights online is available at www.aircanada.com.
SOURCE Air Canada
For further information: For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), (514) 422-5788; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), (416) 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), (604) 270-5741; aircanada.com