Hurricane Beryl causes closure of Norman Manley International Airport

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Hurricane Beryl causes closure of Norman Manley International Airport

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Norman Manley International (NMIA) in Kingston will close at 10 pm tonight, and will remain closed tomorrow for the passage of Hurricane Beryl.

A release from the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) Tuesday, said a damage assessment will be conducted post-storm to inform the announcement of the reopening of the airport.

The AAJ also said Sangster International Airport (SIA) in Montego Bay, St James, will close at 11:59 pm tonight and will remain closed on July 03, as well. Its reopening will also be dependent on a damage assessment.

The AAJ also said the lan Fleming International Airport (IFIA) in St Mary and the three domestic Aerodromes—Tinson Pen, Negril and Ken Jones—closed at their normal time of 7pm on Tuesday.

All four facilities will remain closed on July 3 for the passage of Hurricane Beryl.

A damage assessment will be conducted post-storm to inform the announcement of the reopening of the four facilities.

Passengers and other stakeholders in the travel and tourism industry are advised to stay tuned to the announcements by the respective airports and their airlines regarding the recommencement of operations and flights.  

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