Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Airports’ Closure to Air Traffic

Closure to continue until end of emergency order

The Ministry of Tourism issued a statement on Sunday, stating that the Lynden Pindling International Airport is closed to all incoming and outgoing flights, as of Friday 27th.

The statement said all airports throughout the Bahamas are closed to all air traffic, until 9 am Tuesday 31, which is the expected end of the emergency order, announced by Prime Minister Hubert Minnis.

The U.S Embassy also issuing a statement on Sunday, urging its citizens to leave the country as soon as possible as a number of international flights cancel their flight plans.

“The availability of flights to the United States continues to diminished considerably and has the potential to cease at any moment and without notice due to a lack of passenger volume and due to the restrictions now in effect on incoming international flights,” the statement said.

The statement goes on to say that U.S. citizens who choose to remain in the Bahamas should prepare to do so for an indefinite period of time.

The statement indicated that Delta Airlines has cancelled all flights to the United States from March 30 until May 2; United Airlines has cancelled all flights scheduled for March 30 and 31; and American Airlines has cancelled all flights for March 30 and 31.

The embassy noted that the availability of flights to the United States is drastically diminishing and has “the potential to cease at any moment and without notice due to a lack of passenger volume and due to the restrictions now in effect on incoming international flights.”

Embassy officials admonished its citizens to check with their airline.  

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