A NASA satellite image shows the extent of the wildfire smoke on Sunday.

Air passengers in Vancouver advised to check flights following BC wildfires

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Passengers using airports near Vancouver are being advised to check with their airlines for potential disruption over the coming days, as wildfires continue to grow in British Columbia.

Flames have been spreading in the Pemberton area since Saturday, and the skies over Vancouver are covered in a cloud of smoke.

The good news is that there has been no impact to flights so far at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), but passengers are being urged to be vigilant.

“The current conditions are treated as low visibility at YVR and there are currently no impacts to airport operations,” YVR spokesperson, Chris Devauld told Moving2Canada.com.

“Regarding impacts to flights, we recommend passengers check with their airlines,” Mr Devauld added.

Smoke over the Vancouver skyline on Sunday morning after wildfires spread in B.C.'s Interior.

Smoke over the Vancouver skyline on Sunday morning after wildfires spread in B.C.’s Interior.

Airlines contacted by Moving2Canada explained that while there has been no impact to date, they are continuing to monitor the effects of the smoke.

If you’re due to use airports in the affected areas soon, you can visit the links below for more information from some of the major airlines.

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