Sudbury travellers make the best of airport delays
Some travellers are finally getting out of Greater Sudbury today, after days of waiting.
Porter Airlines and Air Canada say their flight schedules are, for the most part, finally back on course.
There were some early morning flight cancellations Thursday.
But the Greater Sudbury airport saw major delays from Sunday through Wednesday afternoon.
The airlines say they managed to move most of their waiting passengers, but some of them found alternative transportation.
The managing director of Sudbury Cab said her company made a few very long trips this week.
"In this situation, many people chose to go with us,” Komal Zaidi said.
“When the weather was not that bad, we managed to go to Toronto, Ottawa, Milton and we also took people to Niagara."
Zaidi said the cab company ferried three people to and from Toronto, at a rate of $600 per car.
Emily Murra, 14, finally caught a flight Wednesday to rejoin her class at the National Ballet school in Toronto.
In the meantime, she waited at her parent's house in Sudbury, watching old Elvis movies on TV and fiddling around on the family piano.
“It hasn't been stressful for me, I think. It's nice to relax and think 'I'll get there eventually, I won't be stuck here forever’,” the youngster said.
“Although my mom keeps saying 'oh, maybe you should stay here forever.'”
Emily finally caught a flight back to Toronto, four days later.