Charlottetown Airport advises travellers to arrive 90 minutes early

Published on August 5, 2014
Air Canada check-in desk at the Charlottetown Airport
Guardian file photo

Travellers using the Charlottetown Airport should show up at least 90 minutes before their flights or risk missing their flights.

The airport is experiencing what it calls a high seat demand, especially for early morning and early evening flights, and says passengers should be prepared by arriving extra early.

"Travellers who aren’t checked-in before the airlines' cut-off deadline of 45 minutes may risk being denied boarding for their flight," said Doug Newson, CEO of the Charlottetown Airport Authority. "It would be a very unfortunate experience for a departing traveller and a timely arrival at the airport can avoid that."

Additional seats were added to flights flying in and out of Charlottetown this year in anticipation of a higher demand due to the P.E.I. 2014 celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference.

Newson expects that the high seat demand situation will continue throughout August and into early September.