Power outage prompts flight delays and cancellations at YVR

Oct 25 2018, 3:55 pm

A handful of flights were delayed and cancelled at Vancouver International Airport early Thursday morning because of a power outage that left most of the domestic terminal in the dark.

Power went out around 6 am, according to YVR.

Passengers were still allowed through security but some services in the terminal, including food service establishments, were forced to close.

Tim Hortons, however, remained open.


Tim Hortons remained open during a power outage at YVR’s domestic terminal on Oct. 25, 2018 (Photo: Daily Hive)

Three early morning Air Canada flights destined for Alberta before 8 am — two to Calgary and one to Edmonton — were cancelled.  

The airport said power was restored inside the terminal shortly before 8 am but gates and the baggage system were still impacted — which caused some flights to be delayed.

International and US flights were not expected.

YVR asked passengers to remain patient through the ordeal.

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