chaos at airports | Travelers have not yet completed the Montréal-Trudeau rescue

Travelers are far from suffering from the chaos at airports. While some wait for hours in Montréal-Trudeau, others will soon learn that their flight will be postponed or even cancelled.

Posted at 12:59pm

Julian Arsenal

Julian Arsenal
The press

Aéroport de Montréal (ADM) claims to face peak loads during the morning and evening peak times that exceed pre-pandemic levels and will continue load shedding to get some respite.

“We will temporarily abandon certain travel destinations,” affirmed the President and CEO of the non-profit organization, Philippe Rainville, in an interview with on Wednesday The press. We work with the airlines. We should be able to make announcements in the next few days if not the next few weeks. »

The main airlines at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport are Air Canada, Air Transat and Air France.

ADM has not escaped the turmoil shaking international airports elsewhere in the country, in the United States and in Europe.

Due to staff shortages, travelers sometimes wait hours before boarding, testing their patience. In Montreal, too, passengers had difficulty clearing customs on their way back.

“The people who are being punished in all of this are the passengers,” Mr. Rainville concedes. People who have booked holidays to destinations or who are expected to leave at a certain time will be rebooked on other flights that are already fully booked. It will lead to holiday cancellations. This is not obvious. »

He says it is the airlines who will decide what changes to make. According to Mr. Rainville, the situation should improve by the end of July.

More than half of domestic flights from major airports are delayed or cancelled

Most domestic flights to some of Canada’s busiest airports have been delayed or canceled over the past week, an analytics firm said on Wednesday.

According to Data Wazo, 54% of flights to six major airports missed their schedule during the seven-day period between June 22nd and June 28th.

Around 38% of flights were delayed, while 16% were canceled altogether.

The airports are Montreal, Calgary, Pearson and Billy Bishop in Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax.

The Canadian Press

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