Bad weather diverts flights from Winnipeg to Brandon

At least four flights were diverted from Winnipeg’s airport to Brandon on Wednesday, after a winter storm made it unsafe for planes to land.

Passengers wait for hours until they can return to Winnipeg in safe landing conditions

Two diverted aircraft sit at the Brandon airport on Wednesday after bad weather made it unsafe to land in Winnipeg. (City of Brandon)

At least four flights were diverted from Winnipeg’s airport to Brandon on Wednesday, after a winter storm made it unsafe for planes to land.

Two Perimeter flights, one Air Canada flight from Vancouver and another Calm Air flight all landed in Brandon within about 15 minutes of each other in the afternoon.

The flights were forced to wait hours before they could return to Winnipeg.

Brandon airport officials said it was unusual to see that many planes diverted, but officials were happy to be of service.

Back in Winnipeg, high winds and heavy snow delayed dozens of other flights.

The Winnipeg Airports Authority advised passengers to check their website for updates.

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