More coronavirus exposures detected on Vancouver flights

Jul 30 2020, 9:17 am

Additional flights out of the YVR Vancouver International Airport have been identified as having potential exposure to COVID-19.

The BC Centre for Disease Control has added several flights to its list of public exposures. Two domestic exposures have been added, both of which were Air Canada flights from Montreal to Vancouver. One flight, which took place on July 20, was affected between rows 20 and 24; the other flight took place on July 24 and had exposures between rows one and four, and 12 to 14.

An international flight has also been identified. On July 26, an Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Hong Kong saw an exposure between rows 22 and 28.

To date, there have been 29 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 N/A
WestJet 720 July 18 Vancouver Toronto  16 to 22
Air Canada 305 July 20  Montreal  Vancouver 34 to 37
Air Canada  311 July 24 Montreal  Vancouver 1 to 4; 12 to 14

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
Air Canada 007 July 26 Vancouver Hong Kong 22 to 28

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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