Tropical storm Isaac forces flight cancellations
BRIDGETOWN – Even as Tropical Storm Isaac weakens, two regional airlines have announced changes to their schedule as the system gets closer to the Caribbean with anticipated impact tomorrow.
LIAT and Caribbean Airlines (CAL) are cancelling flights to and from destinations that may be affected by the storm.
For today, the Antigua-based LIAT cancelled flight LI 512 from Antigua to St. Kitts and the return flight, LI 513 from St. Kitts to Antigua.
A total of 21 LIAT flights have been cancelled for tomorrow:
LI 773 from Antigua to Dominica
LI 773 from Dominica to Barbados
LI 395 from Trinidad to Antigua
LI 520 from Antigua to St. Kitts
LI 521 from St. Kitts to Antigua
LI 521 from Antigua to Barbados
LI 362 from Barbados to Dominica
LI 362 from Dominica to Antigua
LI 310 from St. Lucia to Antigua
LI 312 from Antigua to St. Kitts
LI 312 from St. Kitts to St. Maarten
LI 313 from St. Maarten to St. Kitts
LI 313 from St. Kitts to Antigua
LI 372 from Barbados to Martinique
LI 373 from Martinique to Barbados
LI 560 from Barbados to Antigua
LI 562 from Antigua to San Juan, Puerto Rico
LI 563 from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Antigua
LI 565 from Antigua to Barbados
LI 323 from Antigua to Dominica
LI 324 from Dominica to Antigua
An additional five flights have been rescheduled for Thursday as well:
LI 310 departs Trinidad at 8:30 and arrives St. Lucia at 9:30.
LI 342 departs Antigua at 14:00 and arrives St. Maarten at 14:40.
LI 342 departs St. Maarten at 15:10 and arrives Tortola at 15:50
LI 343 departs Tortola at 16:20 and arrives St. Maarten at 17:00
LI 343 departs St. Maarten at 17:30 and arrives Antigua at 18:10
In the case of CAL, BW 434 from Port of Spain to St. Lucia and BW 435 fro St. Lucia to Port-of-Spain have both been cancelled.
Both airlines will allow passengers to rebook without change fees, subject to conditions.
Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to reach the Caribbean tomorrow, according to forecasters.
At 2 p.m., it was located 420 miles east of Martinique and 345 miles east of Guadeloupe, and moving faster towards the west at 21 miles per hour.
Tropical Storm Isaac is forecast to move across the central Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea tomorrow, and then move across the eastern and central Caribbean Sea through Saturday.