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Thursday 22 March 2018

CAL suspends flights to hurricane-hit areas

CARIBBEAN Airlines Limited (CAL) will not fly to hurricane- hit St Martin/ St Maarten today but re-route that flight, and otherwise will not charge passengers to re-book flights in affected areas.

CAL, in a statement yesterday, advised that due to damage to the St Martin Airport, it was re-routing Flight 456 on Sunday to avoid the hurricane-hit island.

Instead of Flight 456 passing through St Martin/St Maarten, it will fly directly from Port of Spain to Kingston.

Likewise Flight 457 the same day will also fly directly from Kingston to Port of Spain, avoiding St Martin.

“Please be advised that St Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport remains closed due to significant damage from Hurricane Irma.” The statement said affected passengers travelling today could change or cancel their reservations without penalty subject to conditions, chiefly that they had a confirmed ticket issued before September 9.

The statement said passengers travelling between September 6 to September 15 to destinations affected by hurricane Irma (namely St Maarten, Antigua, Bahamas, Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Orlando) would have all penalties waived once re-booking for the same cabin.

“Passengers must make these changes or request refunds on or before September 30,” the statement said.

CAL advised passengers to visit their web-site, and check their flight status before going to the airport, or to call the CAL call centres for further details.


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