Eight more flights carrying coronavirus cases passed through YVR this week

Sep 17 2020, 2:29 pm

Canada’s federal government has identified eight more flights that either took off or landed in Vancouver this week carrying a passenger infected with coronavirus.

Six of the flights were domestic, and two were international arrivals from Mexico and Germany.

International flights:

Aeromexico’s flight AM696 landed at YVR on September 11. Canada’s government hasn’t revealed information about where the infected person was sitting.

Lufthansa’s flight LH492 also landed in Vancouver on September 11. The infected individual was sitting somewhere between row 32 and 36.

Domestic flights:

Three flights that left Vancouver plus three that landed at YVR have been identified for coronavirus exposure.

Air Canada’s flight AC112 from Vancouver to Toronto on September 13 was carrying a passenger with coronavirus seated somewhere between row 36 to 40.

Air Canada Jazz’s two-part flight AC8230/JZA8230 that took off from Vancouver, stopped in Winnipeg, and ended its journey in Toronto on September 11 was also carrying at least one passenger with coronavirus.

On the Vancouver to Winnipeg leg, rows 13 to 19 were most at risk for exposure. On the Winnipeg to Toronto leg, rows 9 to 15 were closest to the individual with coronavirus.

Landing in Vancouver was WestJet’s WS711 flight from Toronto on September 12. Rows 7 to 13 on that flight are considered the most at risk.

Another WestJet WS711 flight from Toronto to Vancouver on September 13 also carried a passenger with coronavirus. It hasn’t been disclosed where they sat.

WestJet’s WS133 flight from Calgary to Vancouver on September 11 also carried a coronavirus-positive person who was seated somewhere between row 23 to 29.

Canada’s federal government keeps a list of all flights with known coronavirus exposure online. Potential flights exposures are typically added a few days after the plane lands.

DH Vancouver StaffDH Vancouver Staff

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