Air Canada advises that the ongoing effects of winter conditions in England continue to strictly limit its operations to and from London and are expected to persist for several days.
Passengers are urged to consult the company website www.aircanada.com for flight schedule updates before travelling or going to the airport.
"Airport imposed restrictions at London Heathrow mean Air Canada will once again only be able to operate one-third of its normal flights today, so customers should expect cancellations and delays for the next several days. Although we realize the importance of travel during the holiday season, we are advising those with flexible travel schedules to defer their travel and we are facilitating this by waiving change and cancellation fees. AirCanada is doing its best to transport customers as soon as we can safely do so, however slot constraints at Heathrow and the fact our flights are already fully booked for the period means we have very limited ability over the two weeks to re-book customers whose flights have been cancelled," said Duncan Dee, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Air Canada is currently planning to operate four flights from London to Canada and one flight from Toronto to London on Tuesday, December 21, in addition to three flights that arrived from Canada this morning.
Today’s flights include: AC868 Toronto-London, AC857 London-Toronto, AC851 London-Calgary, AC855 London-Vancouver and AC859 London-Toronto.
On the evening of December 21, Air Canada plans to operate the following flights from Canada to London: AC864 Montreal-London, AC858 Toronto-London, AC854 Vancouver-London.