WestJet warns of flight delays and cancellations Monday

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    Published on Monday October 01, 2012
    Graham Slaughter

    A single computer that crashed at WestJet’s Calgary headquarters has caused flight delays and cancellations across the country Sunday night and Monday.

    The lone computer that creates flight plans for WestJet pilots “degraded” Sunday night around 6 p.m., WestJet spokesperson Robert Palmer said.

    In response, WestJet had to manually draw up individual flight plans and fax them to airports across Canada. The delay forced flight crews to work late, starting a domino effect of delays for Monday.
    “Flights will be cancelled tomorrow on a pre-emptive basis. We need to give crews rest before they start their day tomorrow,” Palmer said.

    It’s unclear how many flights leaving from Pearson International Airport will be cancelled Monday, but a handful were delayed for about an hour Sunday evening.

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