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Holiday plans in disarray for Penticton air passengers as flights cancelled

Heavy snow and poor visibility today, Dec. 19, 2017, has resulted in several flight cancellations at Penticton Regional AIrport by commercial carriers Air Canada and WestJet.
December 19, 2017 - 2:39 PM

PENTICTON - Today’s snowy winter weather is affecting holiday flight traffic in and out of Penticton Regional Airport.

Westjet spokesperson Lauren Stewart says today’s morning flight between Calgary and Penticton, as well as the return flight from Penticton to Calgary has been cancelled due to the heavy snow and poor visibility today, Dec. 19.

Stewart says a winter storm warning has been issued for Vancouver, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Kamloops, Abbotsford, Victoria, Comox and Penticton, which may cause delays of cancellations throughout the day.

She says WestJet customers travelling to any of the above cities between Dec. 19 and Dec. 20 to check the status of their flights prior to departing for the airport.

To review flight options, customers should call: 1-888-937-8538.

Jazz Aviation spokesperson Debra Williams says customers flying the airline’s Penticton to Vancouver schedule should visit the following link on Air Canada’s website. Williams says customers can also check daily travel outlook information on its website.

According to the airline’s website, all Air Canada flights have been cancelled for today, except for the final flight of the day, which is scheduled to land in Penticton at 11 p.m. this evening.

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