Several arrivals and departures into and out of St. John's International Airport have been cancelled today due to poor weather conditions in various regions.
While hurricane Sandy is affecting flights that would depart from or arrive in some U.S. destinations, fog and reduced visibility has been posing problems for flight schedules today in St. John's.
According to Air Canada's travel information, high winds are playing havoc with flights in Halifax, N.S., Montreal, Que., Ottawa and Toronto. Ont., while in Western Canada, flights may be affected by snow, deicing and air traffic control restrictions.
Air Canada and Lufthansa cancelled flights from Fort McMurray and Toronto which were due to arrive in St. John's at 1:04 p.m.
A 3:18 p.m. Air Canada flight from Toronto to St. John's has also been cancelled.
Several other Air Canada, WestJet and Porter Airlines flight arrivals for this afternoon have been delayed, but it seems some flights within the province have been operating on schedule.
Several morning departures from St. John's were also cancelled by Air Canada and WestJet.
Porter Airlines has issued a travel advisory that all flights to and from Newark, Washington and Boston have been cancelled today due to hurricane Sandy.
Porter is also advising passengers travelling to and from St. John's, Halifax and Toronto to confirm their flight status prior to arriving at these airports.
Arrival and departure information from St. John's International Airport can be viewed online at www.stjohnsairport.com/index/index.cfm.
Air Canada's travel information can be viewed at www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/before/operation/index.html
WestJet's flight status can be accessed on www.westjet.com
Porter Airlines flight information can be found online at www.flyporter.com/Flight/Status?culture=en-CA