April 21, 2021 – Due to weather in Iqaluit, a cargo freighter from Ottawa was not able to land today. The significant volume has returned to our cargo warehouse at the YOW airport. As we do not have the facility resources necessary to properly store additional tenders at this time, our cargo drop-off counter is closed for all tenders until Thursday afternoon.
We understand that there is an urgent requirement to bring essential goods into Iqaluit and our top priority is to safely provide this service. Accordingly, we will divert all available resources in Iqaluit to cargo services on Thursday. All passenger flights scheduled for Thursday out of Ottawa and Iqaluit have been cancelled. All impacted passengers are rebooked to Friday.
The flight cancellations will allow us to receive two 767 Freighter flights in Iqaluit from Ottawa and Winnipeg and recover the capacity that was lost as a result of today’s diversion.
The Iqaluit cargo counter remains open to shipments containing essential goods only.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and we thank our customers for their support and patience as we do our best to get through the current backlog with the limited resources available.