Saturday, April 20, 2024

Flights cancelled as storm approaches


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ST JOHN’S – LIAT has cancelled or rescheduled a number of flights planned for tomorrow as the airline prepares for the likely impact of Tropical Storm Gonzalo across the Leeward Islands.

V. C. Bird International Airport, Antigua, will be closed from 10:30 p.m. tonight until noon tomorrow, at which time the situation will be reviewed.

Cancelled Flights

LI 310 St Lucia to Antigua

LI 308 St Lucia/Dominica/Antigua

LI 362 Barbados to Antigua

LI 540 Antigua/St Kitts/St Maarten/St Thomas

LI 541 St Thomas/Anguilla/Antigua

LI 771 Antigua to St Lucia

LI 361 Antigua/Dominica/Barbados/Port of Spain

LI 521 Tortola/St Maarten/St Kitts/Antigua


Retimed Flights

LI 521 from Antigua is scheduled to depart at 2 p.m. arriving in Barbados at 3:20 p.m.

LI 727 from Barbados is scheduled to depart at 4 p.m. arriving in Grenada at 4:50 p.m.

LI 727 from Grenada is scheduled to depart at 5:15 p.m, arriving in Port of Spain at 6 p.m.


Passengers travelling tomorrow are asked to check the LIAT website, the LIAT Facebook page, their local LIAT office, or to call the LIAT Call Centre from Antigua – 1-268-480-5582; toll free from the rest of the Caribbean – 1-888-844-5428 and from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands – 1-866-549-5428 for information on the status of their flights.

Customers affected by the disruptions who wish to rebook for a later date will be allowed to do so without change fees or fare differences for a period of one week from the date of their original scheduled travel. Following the one-week grace period, passengers will be required to pay applicable fare and change fees when re-booking.

LIAT also wishes to advise that passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey due to disruption caused by weather conditions, will not be provided with meals, transportation, hotel accommodation etc. Passengers with onward connections are advised to contact the respective carriers.

At 8 p.m. the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said Gonzalo was expected to move through the central Leeward Islands by early tomorrow morning and approach Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Monday night and Tuesday morning. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts. (PR/NB)



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