GTAA to review airport operations after deep freeze

A full ground stop was put in place causing hundreds of flight delays

Hundreds of flights at Pearson International were delayed
(Canadian Press)

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority is apologizing for disruptions earlier this month at Toronto's Pearson airport.
Board chairman Vijay Kanwar said Wednesday that the GTAA would like to ``sincerely apologize'' for the inconvenience passengers experienced during cold weather.
Kanwar says a committee will thoroughly review the ground stop put in place Jan. 7 after wind chill readings hovered around the -40 C mark.
Kanwar says the ground stop was instituted for the safety of employees, passengers and the public and was carefully considered and reviewed with the GTAA's partners.
He says the board is committed to the review of airport operations announced Wednesday and to taking action based on the findings of the review.
Hundreds of flights were cancelled due to the cold triggering a ground stop, which prevented North American flights from landing for more than eight hours.

Leave a comment:

· Subscribe to comments
Log in and be the first to comment!

Sign Up For Breaking News Alerts

Becoming a member only takes 60 seconds! Members get access to exclusive information and products that non-members do not, including concert ticket presales, trips, advance notice on upcoming entertainment events, movie screening passes, music giveaways and more!

Login with Facebook

Stay connected 24/7! Receive breaking news and programming alerts right to your inbox. CLICK HERE to sign-up.

Today's Poll

Toronto Police have revised its policy on carding but it will remain a tool for officers to use. Chief Bill Blair calls it an "essential means to preventing crime" Do you agree?

Voting is restricted to one vote every 24 hour(s) VoteResults

Top Stories