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Operations return to normal at Kamloops Airport after busy couple of days due to fog and backlog

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KAMLOOPS - Within a day of all flights out of Kamloops being cancelled the Kamloops Airport is running normally again.

Frozen fog grounded air travellers out of the Tournament Capital on Wednesday, Dec. 28 as visibility was cut down significantly, making it unsafe for pilots to navigate the valley and runway. Yesterday extra planes were arriving and leaving from Fulton Field to help deal with the backlog and delayed passengers, airport manager Fred Legace says.

“As far as I understand everyone’s been dealt with,” he says.

Operations were able to return to normal today, Dec. 20, after a day with no flights followed by a day with six extra flights, as Air Canada had four additional flights, WestJet added one and Central Mountain Air sent one.

Legace says airport and airline staff went above and beyond to help passengers during weather delays and cancellations on Wednesday, though not many alternatives were available.

“The people on the customer service counters here acted like rockstars,” he says. “It was a long day.”

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