Norman Manley International CLOSED

The Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston remains closed.

In a statement last night the airport’s operators said based on the latest update from the Meteorological Office, the airport will operate up to mid-night to facilitate the final flight – jet Blue’s departure to New York.

Senior Director of Commercial Development and Planning at the airport, Alfred McDonald, says the airport is scheduled to reopen tomorrow.

Mr. McDonald says despite the sudden changes, there was no chaos at the airport.

Passengers booked on cancelled flights are advised to contact their travel agent or airline’s customer care number for re-booking options.

In the meantime, the Airports Authority of Jamaica has also advised that the Tinson Pen Aerodrome in Kingston will reopen tomorrow.

This is also dependent on certain conditions including the weather. The Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel, St. Mary, the Negril Aerodrome in Hanover and the Ken Jones Aerodrome in Portland, remain opened.

The authority says these aerodromes serve the important role of facilitating emergency operations as required during events of this nature.

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