Vancouver airport ‘on strong footing’ for Sunday operations, officials say


Posted February 26, 2023 3:11 pm A YVR spokesperson said Saturday’s work has left the airport in a strong position for Sunday operations. Global News Vancouver International Airport officials said the airport’s operation is in good shape on Sunday thanks to work done before and during Saturday evening’s snow storm. “It was quite a severe storm that hit us Saturday night,” Mike McNaney said, the airport’s chief external affairs officer.“It was a great deal of pre-emptive planning that went into effect with our partners and through that planning, it has certainly put us on a much stronger footing for Sunday.”YVR by the numbers as of this morning❄️ Currently operating 88% of originally scheduled flights for today.❄️ Over the storm period, Saturday/Sunday there have been 201 flight cancellations out of 1088.We will update info here and on our website— YVR (@yvrairport) February 26, 2023 Story continues below advertisement The airport official said operations on Sunday are between 88 to 90 per cent of typical services.In terms of flight cancellations, the airport is reporting a total of 201 flights have been cancelled for Saturday and Sunday out of a possible 1,088 flights.Crews at the airport remain busy on Sunday with its de-icing facility operating at full capacity.Much like Saturday, passengers are still encouraged to check on their flights’ status through their airline provider, as well as YVR’s Twitter and webpages.“Passengers should arrive at the airport up to two hours ahead of their schedule flight for travel within Canada, and three hours for travel to the U.S. or an international destination,” airport staff said in a release.“The impact of the overnight snow means the potential remains for delays and additional schedule adjustments.“Our guest experience team and YVR staff are in the terminal supporting those impacted by weather delays and helping new departing passengers (Sunday) morning.” Story continues below advertisement 2:21 Large accumulations of snow starting to fall &copy 2023 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. Sponsored content Flyers

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