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Getting to Europe for the holidays

Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer

December 23, 2010 — We caught up with some European travellers at Vancouver International Airport to see how they were coping with this week's International flight delays and cancellations.

Travelers wait for flights at the Vancouver International Airport
Travelers wait for flights at the Vancouver International Airport

It's a busy time of year for travel to begin with. However, when you throw heavy snow and closed airports into the mix, the situation can become chaotic.

That's been the story in Europe over the last week. Here at home, the situation hasn't been quite as bad, but many European travellers have been anxiously waiting to get to their destinations.

“We were supposed to leave on Sunday for London, but it was cancelled, the flight,” said Leila, a traveller at the Vancouver International Airport on Wednesday. She was travelling en route to Milan via Frankfurt.

“I was a bit scared whether the flight would go or not,” said Anna, another traveler headed to Frankfurt, Germany. “I hope it will be okay!”

Earlier this week, several Trans-Atlantic flights were cancelled or delayed coming in and out of Pearson International in Toronto - Canada's busiest airport. However, most flights are now back up and running according to schedule.

Most Trans-Atlantic flights are running according to schedule once again
Most Trans-Atlantic flights are running according to schedule once again

“I was kind of worried because I know that this flight yesterday was cancelled,” said Maria, who was travelling to Spain via Frankfurt. “The situation is pretty bad right now in Europe but I know that it's getting better. I'm confident that I am leaving today!”

To find out if your flight is leaving on time, check The Weather Network's Flight Tracker.

You can also follow Santa's journey around the world on December 24.

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