Coronavirus exposure identified on more Vancouver flights

Jul 27 2020, 2:22 pm

More flights with potential exposure to COVID-19 have been identified by the Government of Canada and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

Four domestic flights have been added by the two authorities, including a flight from Montreal that landed in Vancouver on July 13, and three flights from Vancouver to Toronto between July 13 and 18.

Two international flights have also been added. One took place on July 15 from Tokyo to Vancouver; the other took place on July 22 from Mexico City to Vancouver.

To date, there have been 26 identified flights over the month of July with potential exposure to coronavirus.

Domestic: 

Airline Flight Number Date Origin Destination Affected Rows
WestJet 460 July 2 Kelowna Calgary N/A
WestJet 348 July 5 Kelowna Edmonton N/A
WestJet 186 July 5 Vancouver Edmonton N/A
Air Canada 8421 July 6 Kelowna Vancouver N/A
WestJet 126 July 6 Vancouver Calgary 17 to 23
Air Canada 311 July 8 Montreal Vancouver 12 to 18
Air Canada 214 July 12 Vancouver Calgary 25 to 31
Air Canada 111 July 13 Toronto Vancouver N/A
Air Canada 8073 July 13 Vancouver Victoria N/A
Air Canada 311 July 13 Montreal Vancouver N/A
Air Canada 112  July 13 Vancouver  Toronto 27 to 33
Air Canada 128  July 15 Vancouver Toronto  Unknown
WestJet 720 July 18 Vancouver  Toronto  16 to 22

International: 

Airline Flight Number Date Origin Destination Affected Rows
Korean Air 071 July 5 Incheon Vancouver 32 to 38
American Airlines 1270 July 6 Dallas Vancouver N/A
United Airlines 375 July 7 San Francisco Vancouver 19 to 25
Aeromexico 696 July 8 Mexico City Vancouver 16 to 22
Air Canada 0064 July 8 Seoul Vancouver 26 to 32
Delta 3569 July 10 Vancouver Seattle N/A
American Airlines 1415 July 11 Dallas Vancouver N/A
Air Canada 561 July 14 San Francisco Vancouver N/A
Aeromexico 696 July 15 Mexico City Vancouver 23 to 29
All Nippon Airlines 116 July 15 Tokyo Vancouver N/A
Aeromexico 696 July 17 Mexico City Vancouver N/A
Air Canada 855 July 17 London Vancouver 26 to 32
AeroMexico 696 July 22 Mexico City Vancouver 19 to 25

Any passengers who flew on these flights are asked to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms for 14 days following the flight.

As per the federal government, if you think you might have coronavirus, use the self-assessment tool to find out what to do. And always follow the recommendations of your local public health authority.

Last week, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry warned that British Columbia could be in for explosive growth in new coronavirus cases if residents aren’t careful.

“We do have a possibility of having explosive growth in our outbreak here in BC if we are not careful in how we progress over the summer,” she said. “We’re now on an edge that might go up but is in our hands to control.”

With files from Megan Devlin

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