Nearly 150 flights cancelled at Toronto's Pearson airport as rain continues
Airport reminds passengers to check flight information before leaving home
Nearly 150 flights scheduled to arrive and depart from Toronto's Pearson International Airport were cancelled Friday as the GTA faced a second day of heavy rain.
Ahead of the rainfall, airport officials warned passengers to check their flight information before heading to Pearson.
Heavy rainfall forecast tonight & tomorrow. Delays & cancellations may occur. Please check flight information before heading to the airport.—@TorontoPearson
On Friday morning, the airport said that rain and runway work were "affecting operations." By 8 p.m. 148 flights had been cancelled.
Rain & runway work affecting operations. Please check flight info with your airline before heading to YYZ: <a href="https://t.co/XzqyuTX5mo">https://t.co/XzqyuTX5mo</a>—@TorontoPearson
Compounding the issue is the ongoing renovation of one of the airport's busiest runways, underway since March and responsible significant travel headaches for some passengers.