Regularly scheduled flights in and out of the Canadian Rockies International Airport will resume as normal Saturday.
Scheduled flights were cancelled Friday due to the nearby St. Mary’s River fire. The airspace around was closed in order to ensure passenger flights did not interfere with fire suppression efforts.
All flights to and from Calgary with Air Canada have been cancelled for the rest of Saturday, September 2nd. However, all flights to and from Vancouver through Pacific Coastal are still on schedule.
A spokesperson with Pacific Coastal Airlines says flights will continue to operate as scheduled as long as visibility due to smoke does not become an issue or there is any impact to the restricted airspace surrounding the fire fight efforts in the area.
Passengers with Pacific Coastal who wish to cancel or rebook their flights to or from Cranbrook booked now until Thursday September 7th may do so with no added fees through the airline.
The Canadian Rockies International Airport and the City of Cranbrook will continue to monitor this situation closely through the weekend, and will share any updates as soon as possible if the situation changes.
If you are scheduled to fly at any time during the long weekend, it is strongly advised you contact your airline directly to get the latest information on your flight status before you travel to the airport.
Pacific Coastal Airlines: 1-800-663-2872 – www.pacific-coastal.com
Air Canada: 1-888-247-2262 – www.aircanada.com
– From the City of Cranbrook