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December 11, 2007 | General

EDMONTON – As directed by Transport Canada, Edmonton International Airport remains on high alert. Flight operations have ceased until further notice with the exception of aircraft that have been diverted into Edmonton by NAV Canada, the agency responsible for air navigation services in Canada.

Leduc County, the City of Leduc and the City of Edmonton are positioned to provide emergency support services. These services have not been required and remain available on a standby basis.

Approximately 110 arrivals and 110 departures were scheduled at Edmonton International Airport today. With the exception of 7 arriving and 18 departing flights early this morning, all flights have been suspended or cancelled. On an average day, approximately 10,000 inbound, outbound and connecting passengers travel through Edmonton International Airport.

Edmonton Airports is implementing a coordinated accommodation plan together with the appropriate partner agencies. As passengers are processed through the airport, they are met by support staff who assist with hotel accommodations. Edmonton Airports would like to thank the citizens of the Capital Region communities who have offered their generous support, however no assistance is required at this time.

The following flights, affecting approximately 1200 passengers and crew, have been diverted to Edmonton International Airport. NOTE: this information is provided in an unofficial capacity for general information purposes only.

Airline Aircraft Origin Destination Arrival Time
United B777-200 London (Heathrow) San Francisco 10:34
Air France B777-200 Paris (CDG) Los Angeles (LAX) 11:14
United B777-700 London (Heathrow) Los Angeles (LAX) 12:40
British Airways B747-400 London (Heathrow) San Francisco 12:10
Polar Air B747-400 Japan Chicago 14:08
Asiana B747-400 Korea New York (JFK) 14:50

Edmonton International Airport is currently not expecting further diversions. Please contact your airline for additional information as it becomes available.