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Low cloud inconveniences air travellers

Low cloud caused some inconvenience this week for Penticton air travellers.
December 05, 2014 - 10:26 AM

PENTICTON - This week’s low valley cloud caused some inconvenience for air travellers out of Penticton airport.

WestJet reported one flight cancelled, flight 3281, on Wednesday afternoon due to low ceilings.

“We instituted a shuttle service on Wednesday and passengers were taken to Kelowna, where they caught their flight,” WestJet Customer Service Agent Amber Panchyshyn said. “Five or six passengers went to Kelowna. Those passengers who couldn’t land in Penticton were shuttled back as well.”

Panchyshyn said WestJet was prepared Thursday to deal with the issue should weather conditions be similar, however, ceilings in the vicinity of the airport remained 100 feet higher than on Wednesday.

Debra Williams, Corporate Communications Manager for Jazz AvIation, said the airline did not have any cancellations out of Penticton this week.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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