Air Canada suffers technical issue, flights grounded

Air Canada. Image credit: Unsplash/John McArthur

Toronto/CMEDIA: Air Canada suffered an internal technical issue and was forced to ground its flights Thursday.

As a result of a “temporary technical issue” with flight communications, flights were delayed at several airports.

A spokesperson for Air Canada, Peter Fitzpatrick reported to say that Air Canada experienced a temporary technical issue with its communicator system it uses to communicate with aircraft and monitor operational performance that resulted in some delays However, the spokesperson said that the system is now returning to normal and the precautionary ground stop has been lifted.

Air Canada flights out Toronto Pearson International Airport were beginning to resume just before 1 p.m.

According to flight monitoring website, about 20 percent of the airline’s normal route schedule was affected when Air Canada cancelled 15 flights on Thursday, and 102 have experienced some delay.

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