Airports Reopen After Passage Of Hurricane Emily

KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 16 /PRNewswire/ — The Airports Authorities Limited have announced that as Hurricane Emily passes Jamaica the island’s airports will reopen later today.

Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston which closed at 11:00 p.m. on Friday (12:00 a.m. Saturday EDT) will resume operations today, Saturday, July 16 at 6:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. EDT) and Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay which closed at 12:00 a.m. (1:00 a.m. Saturday EDT) will resume operations today, Saturday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. EDT).

According to the operators of both airports, flights will be reinstated based on the operational circumstances of each individual airline.

A Hurricane Warning remains in effect for Jamaica as the system moves away from the island.

Emily is moving towards the west-northwest at 30 km/h (approximately 18 miles per hour) and this motion is expected to continue for the next 24 hours. The National Hurricane Center will continue to monitor the progress of the system.

As always, travelers are urged to contact their travel agent or airline to reconfirm all information concerning travel plans.

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