VOCM – Winter Delays and Cancellations Make for Headaches at St. John’s Airport

January 8, 2019 7:06 pm

It was a hectic day at St. John’s International Airport yesterday as a number of flights were impacted by Wednesday’s winter storm.

There were long lines at both the check-in booths and security at St. John’s International yesterday, as many people were scrambling to try and get new flights after a number had been cancelled on Wednesday.

If you’re flying out of St. John’s International Airport, you may want to get here nice and early as lineups to check-in are lengthy… @VOCMNEWS pic.twitter.com/bw68olIzSI

— Ben Murphy (@BenMurphyVOCM) January 3, 2019

Some travellers around the airport say they were waiting in-line to check-in for well over an hour, while for others it was the third and fourth time in the line due to cancelled and delayed flights.

One traveller heading back to Calgary for work says this is now the fourth time he’s been delayed, but says he is not surprised by how backed up the airport is. @VOCMNEWS pic.twitter.com/gLIYTakIEf

— Ben Murphy (@BenMurphyVOCM) January 3, 2019

One man travelling back to Calgary after visiting home in St. John’s for Christmas says he was delayed four times following his original flight, but says he was not surprised by how backed up and busy the airport was.

He says it is what he expected to see, although, other travellers delayed on their way back to work, thought a bit differently.

One woman travelling back to Jasper says she’s already missed two days of work, and at this rate, may miss another. @VOCMNEWS pic.twitter.com/RZ0iUsBTRt

— Ben Murphy (@BenMurphyVOCM) January 3, 2019

And a member of the airport security at YYT says that drivers around the airport need to slow down and be patient as there were a couple of near-misses with pedestrians due to busy airport traffic.

A security member at #YYT says that drivers around the airport need to slow down and be patient as there have been a couple of near-misses with pedestrians due to busy airport traffic. @VOCMNEWS #nltrafffic pic.twitter.com/vlehMezwZR

— Ben Murphy (@BenMurphyVOCM) January 3, 2019

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