Winter weather advisory in effect for Vancouver International Airport

Jan 15 2020, 11:59 am

Vancouver International Airport has issued an advisory amidst the current winter weather conditions.

In addition to an ongoing Snowfall Warning and Wind Warning in place for Metro Vancouver, Tuesday night’s snowfall and the freezing temperatures in the forecast could likely cause delays for some travellers.

Zoe Weber, Communications Specialist at YVR, says the airport is currently experiencing “snow conditions.”

“We are monitoring the weather closely and have a comprehensive snow operations plan,” she tells Daily Hive in an email.

“Currently, our winter operations team has deployed the necessary equipment to clear and maintain our runways, taxiways and aprons to ensure passengers get on their way safely and efficiently,” says Weber.

Anyone scheduled to fly over the next 48 hours should check with their airline or YVR’s website before departing for the airport.

Given the numerous delays that are in place for transit in Metro Vancouver, passengers are encouraged to give themselves extra time when travelling to the airport, and if driving, to do so safely.

Other travel tips include opting for online check-in, which is available for most airlines, and having your boarding pass ready in advance. Parking can also be pre-booked online up to three hours in advance.

“Maintaining a safe and secure airfield for aircraft and passengers is the focus of everything we do at YVR,” adds Weber. “We appreciate the patience of all passengers as our crews work to get aircraft on their way as quickly and safely as possible during today’s weather conditions.”