UPDATE: 60+ flights now delayed or cancelled at Trudeau Airport
The snowfall hitting Montreal during the overnight hours is already being felt on the roads across the region. It now seems likely that it'll be felt on the runways, too, now that Trudeau Airport has opened for the day.
As of 7:15am, 35 scheduled flights in and out of Quebec's busiest airport have been cancelled. A further 37 are delayed -- many of them significantly. Some impacted flights weren't originally scheduled to leave or arrive to Montreal until well past lunchtime.
Air Canada has waived its usual change fees for travellers flying out of Central Canadian airports, including Montreal-Trudeau, through tomorrow.
Travel Alert – January 11-12-13-14: Toronto (YYZ & YTZ), Montreal (YUL) & Ottawa (YOW). Details, Flight Status & rebook online. Change fees waived: https://t.co/j6Q9rcq8zw.— Air Canada (@AirCanada) 10 January 2018
Weather advisories are in place for Quebec, Southern Ontario, and Canada's East coast. We advise all guests travelling to or from these regions to check the status of their flights. More information can be found here - https://t.co/o6GmfC9ttm pic.twitter.com/pNor5UjZmM— WestJet (@WestJet) 10 January 2018
CJAD 800 has reached out to Air Canada and WestJet for further comment.
To find out if your flight has been impacted, check with your airline or go to admtl.com. For rail passengers, it's best to check with VIA Rail's website, viarail.ca.