Charlottetown flights delayed after winter hits Toronto hard

Several flights to and from the Charlottetown airport were delayed Wednesday, some because of a storm in Toronto and some due to high winds on P.E.I.

Travellers faced several hours delay both coming to and going from Charlottetown Wednesday

Several flights to and from the Charlottetown airport were delayed Wednesday, some because of a storm in Toronto and some due to high winds on P.E.I. 

"The delays today were due to weather in Toronto as well as high winds here," airport CEO Doug Newson told CBC news via email.

Air Canada flight 7757 leaving Charlottetown for Halifax at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday was at first delayed a full 24 hours, but ended up leaving on time according to a recorded message on the airline's phone line. 

Sunwing flight 296 that was scheduled to leave Charlottetown for Varadero, Cuba at 5:05 p.m. was delayed about three hours, according to Sunwing's website.

Charlottetown Airport's website showed the departure of Air Canada's flight 8512 from Charlottetown to Montreal Thursday at 5:45 a.m. has been delayed about an hour as of 9 p.m. AT.

Check your flight status on the Charlottetown airport's website before you go.

The Confederation Bridge put restrictions in place on high-sided vehicles such as trucks just before noon on Wednesday that remained throughout the day.

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