JIS News

Senior Director, Commercial Development and Planning, at the Airports Authority of Jamaica, Alfred McDonald, is reporting that both international airports are now open for regular operations.  

The Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, which has been opened since 10 o.clock this morning as well as the Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, opened since 7:00 a.m., were closed during the passage of Hurricane Sandy yesterday (October 24).

"Both international airports are opened and doing their regular processing of passengers. The airlines as well as airport staff  are doing what they need to do to get business going as usual," Mr. McDonald told JIS News today (October 25).

He is however, advising persons to call the airlines to ensure that they get up-to-date information on flight schedules, as some flights have been delayed.

"Persons who have to travel, or those who are coming to pick up their friends and relatives would need to call the airlines first to ensure that the flights are in fact going out on time or coming in at the designated times. So, it.s always good to check with the airlines first before making your way to the airport," he encouraged.  

In the meantime, speaking specifically to the accessibility of the roads leading to the Norman Manley International Airport, Mr. McDonald informed that "these access roads to the airport are in fact open."

"The Port Royal road and the Palisadoes road stood up very well to the hurricane and  passengers, well wishers, and greeters shouldn.t have a difficulty getting to the airport," he told JIS News.