Data Wazo says 54 percent of flights to six major airports were canceled in seven days between June 22 and 28.
Around 38 per cent flights were delayed while 16 per cent flights were canceled altogether.
The airports are Montreal, Calgary, Toronto’s Pearson and Billy Bishop Airports, Ottawa and Halifax.
Airlines and the federal government are scrambling to respond to the scenes of endless lines, flight disruptions and daily turmoil at airports – particularly in Pearson – a problem the aviation industry has addressed to federal security and customs officials. attributed to the shortage.
Canada’s Airport Security Agency has hired more than 900 screeners since April, although many are still in training. Ottawa has also suspended random COVID-19 testing of vaccinated travelers through at least Thursday, following the region demands to process international travelers more quickly.
Ray Harris, head of the Fredericton-based data company, says flight statistics are based on arrival page snapshots from different intervals throughout the day.
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