Airport Service Advisory (Update # 3)

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Airport Service Advisory (Update # 3)
George Charles Airport
George Charles Airport

Castries – Thursday, December 26, 2013 –  The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA)  wishes to advise on the status of the island’s two international airports following the effects of the inclement weather on December 24, 2013.

The George Charles Airport was reopened from 9:00 am yesterday and operations are back to usual levels.

Hewanorra International Airport was more extensively affected by the inclement weather which caused a significant amount of debris to settle on the runway and flooding in the terminal building.

Airport crews have been able to work assiduously to accommodate safe landing of aircraft and passenger facilitation as of 3:00 p.m. today, December 26, 2013. A notice to airmen or NOTAM has been sent out to the international aviation community in this regard.

The local airport community inclusive of Customs, Immigration and other service providers has put systems in place to facilitate passengers through the terminal as works continue within this area.

As per previous service advisories, SLASPA requests that passengers contact their respective airlines to check the status of their flights.  Persons and service providers coming to meet or drop off passengers are asked contact their party to obtain the status of their flight before traveling to the airport.

SLASPA will continue work with airlines providing service into St. Lucia and will keep travelers informed until service is fully restored at Hewanorra International Airport.

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  1. This situation shows just how vulnerable Hewanorra International Airport is to heavy rainfall. The river runs along the side and approach end of the runway and consequently, heavy rainfall will always compromise the operations at that airport. George F.L.Charles Airport on the other hand did not close.

    For the officials at SLASPA and all those who would like to close George F.L.Charles Airport - THINK CAREFULLY! Which airport is more reliable in times of such disasters?

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  2. Flight from toronto to st Lucia delayed by 5 hrs : hope to get out by 3pm

    Does any one have any information?

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