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Hurrican Earl affects flights to Antigua holidays

  • 28-Aug-10 19:08
  • Antigua
  • Holiday Industry

As Hurricane Earl approached the Caribbean's East Coast, posing an imminent threat to Antigua, LIAT saw themselves forced to suspend all flights to and from the island after the hurricane passes and the red alert has been lifted for Antigua.

Hurrican Earl affects flights to Antigua holidays

Hurricane Earl has affected LIAT's flights in the Eastern Caribbean, with the airline announcing the cancellation of several flights scheduled for Monday across the Caribbean island chain.

However, LIAT did not say if the storm will affect flights from Guyana to Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados, but said it will issue a statement on Monday morning.

The Antigua-headquartered airline also announced that the reservation centre has been shut, as outer bands of rain and winds of Hurricane Earl are being felt in Antigua.

Although Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago to a lesser extent, have been named in the flight-cancellation advisory, it is expected that there will be reduced passenger flow to and from Guyana by people shuttling from the island-chain stretching from Puerto Rico to Grenada.

At 2:00 pm on Sunday Eastern Caribbean time, Earl was packing winds of 75 miles an hour and was located 230 miles south east of Barbuda, heading west north west at near 15 miles per hour, according to the US National Hurricane Center.

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) also announced that it has temporarily closed its office in Antigua because of the hurricane.

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