Flight schedules at Toronto’s Pearson Airport affected by Weather

Canada’s busiest airport, Toronto’s Pearson International, is advising travellers that wintry weather is affecting some flight schedules this Christmas Day.

Pearson officials tweeted this morning that people should check on the status of their flights before heading to the airport.

An online check shows that numerous Toronto-bound flights are facing delays, and some have been cancelled.

Environment Canada has issued several warnings and special weather statements affecting much of southern Ontario, with forecasts calling for either light or blowing snow in many areas.

The agency says motorists should also be prepared to adjust their driving habits to better suit the White Christmas conditions, which generally means slowing down and using extra caution.

The snow began blanketing the region Sunday afternoon. Toronto’s Pearson International Airport is urging passengers to check their flight status before heading out and to take extra time getting to the airport due to the snowfall.

Natalie Moncur, spokesperson for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority said yesterday, “They’re ready for tonight. They got the machines revved up and everything will be cleared of snow and ready for takeoff and landing.”

“The crews will be out in full force. And they will be out there in the weather, taking the brunt of it, making sure that everyone can get to where they need to be tonight, safely. Keep that in mind, and yeah, pack your patience.”