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December 11, 2007 | General

September 14, 2001

EDMONTON – In honour of the memory of the victims of the disasters which have taken place in the United States, the Government of Canada has declared Friday, September 14, 2001 a National Day of Mourning. This morning at 10:20 am, Edmonton International Airport staff and passengers observed three minutes of silence to honour the memories of victims.

Diverted Flights:

The last of the six diverted flights, an Asiana flight, is tentatively scheduled to depart from Edmonton International Airport at 20:00, September 14th destined for New York (JFK). Passengers have been recalled to the airport.

Diverted Flights Recap:

Airline Aircraft Origin Orig Dest Revised Dest Arrival YEG (Sept 11) Departure YEG
United B777 London San Francisco San Francisco 10:34 Sept 13 – 18:55
Air France B777 Paris Los Angeles Paris 11:14 Sept 14 – 02:20
United B777 London Los Angeles Los Angeles 12:40 Sept 13 – 19:30
British Airways B747 London San Francisco London 12:10 Sept 12 – 21:50
Polar Air B747 Japan Chicago Miami 14:08 Sept 13 – 19:50
Asiana B747 Korea New York New York (JFK) 14:50 Sept 14 – 20:00*

* Tentative departure time

Flight Operations Update:

Edmonton International Airport is operating a significantly improved flight schedule for domestic departures/arrivals today; however, passengers are urged to check with their airline to confirm their flight before travelling to the airport. On a normal day, an estimated 210 to 215 arrivals and departures are handled; today, we are planning for 189 arrivals and departures.

First outbound international flight:

Air Transat’s flight destined for Frankfurt departed on September 13th at 21:20.

First inbound international flight:

Air Transat’s flight from Frankfurt is expected to arrive at 17:10 on September 14th.
Travellers should be aware that there will be delays at the airport. Increased security measures are being maintained, as directed by Transport Canada. Once travellers have confirmed their departure with their airline, they are advised to report to the airport two hours before a domestic flight and three hours for flights to U.S. and International destinations.

Travel Tips: http://www.tc.gc.ca/en/mediaroom/backgrounders/CrisisinUS_tips.htm

Airline Information

Air Canada
Reservation Line: 1-888-247-2262
Web Site: www.aircanada.ca

Air Transat
Arrival/Departure Info: (780) 890-7099
Information: 1-877-872-6728
Web Site: www.airtransat.ca

Canada 3000
Arrival/Departure Info.: (780) 890-4592
Reservations: 1-888-3000-669
Web Site: www.canada3000.com

Canadian North
Reservations: 1-800-661-1505
Arrival/Departure Info.: (780) 890-4290
Web Site: www.canadiannorth.com

Horizon Air
Reservation Line: 1-800-547-9308
Web Site: www.horizonair.com
(includes partner Alaska Airlines)

Martinair
Reservations: 1-416-364-3672
Web Site: www.martinair.com

Northwest Airlines
Reservation Line: 1-800-225-2525
Arrival/Departure Info: 1-800-441-1818
Web Site: www.nwa.com

LOT Polish Airlines
Reservation Line: 1-800-668-5928
Web Site: www.lot.com

WestJet
Reservation Line: 1-800-538-5696
Web Site: www.westjet.com

Airport Information Booth:
1-800-268-7134