Canada’s transport minister blames frustrating airport delays on pandemic

From Global News.

From long lines to cancelled flights and lost luggage, Canadian airports have been plagued with problems all summer.

According to Ottawa, daily passenger traffic has jumped 250 per cent since the start of the year and airlines and airports have not been able to handle the increased demand.

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said on Friday that the pandemic was to blame for problems at Canadian airports and that ArriveCan was not contributing to the delays. But opposition MPs say the federal government should shoulder at least part of that responsibility.

Tom Vernon reports on the frustrations for Canadian travellers and Ottawa’s response to the problem.

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