No smoke delays for Abbotsford Airport

No smoke delays for Abbotsford Airport

Local facility has avoided impact of B.C. wildfires

Wildfire smoke has been cancelling or delaying flights at airports in B.C. and Washington, but Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) has avoided any issues so far.

YXX general manager Parm Sidhu told The News that no issues have been reported to them and the airport hasn’t seen any delays or cancellations due to the smoke.

Airports in Kelowna, Penticton and Castlegar all reported several flights had been cancelled on Sunday morning.

Wildfire smoke also led the delay of 373 flights at Seattle’s Sea-Tac International Airport, as well as 12 cancellations on Sunday.

The Kamloops Airport also reported some delays and diversions due to visibility issues related to the smoke over the weekend.

Travellers are advised to visit abbotsfordairport.ca for the latest flight information.