Snow removal

We use state-of-the-art equipment to keep the runways clear, and safety is always our number one priority.

If snow is in the forecast, we make sure extra staff are scheduled and equipment is in position so we're ready to roll as soon as the snow falls.

 We use a combination of specialized airport snow-clearing equipment and every-day snow clearing machinery that you might see on your local roads.

To clear our runways, snow crews arrange for a time slot to use the runway in between arriving or departing aircraft. For this sensitive maneuver, we deploy a dedicated team that plows and sweeps the snow to the runway’s edge.

If you’re flying this winter, you might be worried about how a snowstorm could impact your flight.

Snow can sometimes cause delays due to unsafe conditions on the runways and airfield surfaces. When this happens, we work with our airline partners and NAV Canada to continue to get passengers to their destinations, even if that takes longer than usual. 

If you're travelling when snow is in the forecast, make sure to check your flight status before leaving for the airport.

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