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 Hurricane Maria – Update 1 – LAA/LUS


Hurricane Maria is now a Category 3 storm and is located approximately 80 miles NE of St. Lucia. It is moving West-Northwest at 13 mph with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. Hurricane Maria is expected to strengthen to a Category 4 later this evening. The forecast shows the storm track passing Dominica tonight, Puerto Rico on Wednesday and the Dominican Republic on Thursday.

Operations Update of Impacted Stations:

*This information is subject to change 

ANU – Antigua

  • Airport will close today, Sept 18th, at 1800.
  • All flights cancelled Sept. 19th.
  • Tentative plans for airport to reopen Sept. 20th at 0600.

SJU – San  Juan

  • Plans are to cancel all RONs on Sept. 19th. 
  • All flights cancelled on Sept. 20th.
  • Tentative plans are to resume operations on Sept. 21st with first inbound flight.

SKB – St. Kitts

  • All flights cancelled Sept. 19th.

STT – St. Thomas

  • All flights cancelled on Sept. 20th
  • Resume operations on Sept. 21st.

STX – St. Croix

  • Operating Flight 1293 MIA-STX-MIA on Sept. 19th is under review.
  • All flights cancelled on Sept. 20th.
  • Evaluating service resumption on Sept. 21st.

SXM – St. Maarten

  • All operations suspended following Hurricane Irma through Sept. 24th.
  • Resumption of service tentatively planned for Sept. 25th.


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