Monday,  July 6, 2020  6:44 pm



Volcanic activity in Iceland causes Northern European airports to close; Transat and Air Canada advise on cancellations at Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Frankfurt

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Flights between Canada and the United Kingdom sold by tour operator Transat, including Air Transat flights, are delayed until further notice following the suspension of air traffic in Northern Europe prompted by a volcanic eruption in Iceland, reported Canada NewsWire. Transat has announced that they are monitoring the situation closely and taking all necessary measures to ensure all of its operations run smoothly.

Please note that all flights bound for Italy will depart on schedule.

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Air Canada provide updates

In addition, Air Canada has advised that as a result of the spread of volcanic ash over Northern Europe, a number of European airports have closed until further notice.

Flights have been cancelled to and from the following European airports served by Air Canada: London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Frankfurt. As other airports may be affected resulting in flight cancellations and delays, Air Canada will provide updates on as further information becomes available.

Customers with flights to or from affected areas are advised to check on the status of their flight prior to leaving for the airport by consulting the Air Canada website at, or by calling Air Canada's automated flight information system at 1-888-422-7533, or by using a web-enhanced cell phone.

In order to facilitate changes to travel plans, Air Canada has revised its ticketing policy for customers booked on flights that are subject to cancellation. Those customers wishing to make alternate travel arrangements can do so without penalty, space permitting, by contacting Air Canada Reservations toll free in Canada and the U.S. at 888-247-2262; TTY: 1-800-361-8071 or Air Canada Reservations worldwide.

Due to increased call centre volume, wait times may be longer than usual, according to Air Canada.