Rain and runway work causing airport problems
Passengers can expect some delays, and flight cancellations
Runway construction, combined with heavy rain has resulted in some delays and cancellations of flights into and out of Charlottetown Airport.
For the next two days all flights coming into and leaving Charlottetown Airport are dealing with a shortened runway.
Crews are repaving the section of tarmac where two sections of runway cross, that means the 2,130-metre main runway is down to just 1,370 metres.
Air Canada is able to land its smaller Jazz planes but Westjet has had to cancel all service until Friday when work is expected to be finished.
The weather, though, is making a tough job even harder. Heavy rain hitting much of the Maritimes today is making it difficult for even the smallest planes to land on the shortened runway.
Some Air Canada flights have been delayed and others have been cancelled. Many passengers are stuck, waiting.
Airport officials are advising travellers to check ahead before coming to the airport.
The runway paving project is part of a $3.5 million project to rebuild the shorter of the two runways at the airport. The work started in July.
Paving crews worked through the night in an attempt to get ahead of the weather. Despite the rain, airport management said service should be back to normal by Friday afternoon.