Air Canada computer issues force flight cancellation at Victoria airport

  • Air Canada computer issues force flight cancellation at Victoria airport

Air Canada computer issues force flight cancellation at Victoria airport

It is not yet known what time the outage occurred, but travellers were tweeting about the delays caused by the outage just before noon.

The airline tweeted that its systems were back online and that some flight delays were expected as a result shortly after 1 p.m. ET.

Air Canada has announced it will launch daily, seasonal flights between Calgary and Palm Springs, and between Edmonton and Las Vegas starting October 28, 2018, the company said.

Air Canada is reporting a problem at its customer contact centres, preventing customers from checking in for a flight or booking a flight.

Vancouver and Calgary International Airports all reported widespread delays and passengers formed long lines as they tried to get on board aircraft.

The outage occurred during the Monday morning rush hour and left staff unable to check-in passengers or their luggage, and communications with the airline's call centers were reportedly disrupted.

Toronto Pearson International Airport has also confirmed that the Air Canada system issue is affecting flight schedules. The flight was scheduled to depart at 10 a.m.