Due to worsening weather conditions, WestJet has canceled flights in and out of a number of airports, including Toronto, Vancouver, and Quebec.
“We sincerely apologize for the continued disruption many have or will experience and appreciate your continued patience and understanding,” WestJet’s Chief Operations Officer Diederik Pen said in a statement.
“The decision to stand down more flights is extremely difficult, but it is necessary, so that we can be best prepared to safely fly as many guests, with as little disruption as possible when the weather improves.”
The Vancouver Airport has announced that it is fully operational however with flights departing on Friday morning.
“We’re, of course, monitoring for the freezing rain that is expected throughout the region because it does make conditions considerably worse on the roads and also at the airports,” Airport CEO Tamara Vrooman said Friday.
“WestJet and Air Canada have cancelled many, many flights, so we’re flying about 50 percent of our schedule planned today. It looks like passengers have been notified overnight from those two carriers as the terminal is very calm this morning with only passengers arriving whose flights are departing.
“Mainly flights departed this morning for the U.S. and also large international flights, Aeromexico, Air India, and Singapore Airlines.”