RLB Airport Reopened, LIAT Flying As Normal Jermine Abel Story Updated: August 25th 2015 at 1:19 pm
With Tropical Storm Danny passing the Federation with little to no effect on Monday, the R L Bradshaw International Airport is back operational with flights leaving on schedule. The Observer understands that the airport was shut down shortly after 7:00 pm on Sunday evening, with the storm expecting to dump some 2 to 4 inches of rainfall on St. Kitts and Nevis. However, that did not materialize and authorities at the airport reopened the facility shortly after 12:00pm on Monday. Information obtained by this publication states that only two flights landed shortly after it was reopened; an American Airlines flight and one from LIAT. Yesterday, LIAT issued a statement saying that all flights for Monday and Tuesday would be reinstituted. This publication was informed on the St. Kitts end that “everything should be normal in terms of flight operations for LIAT “, with the exception of flight LI 527. Flight 527: San Juan to Tortola to St. Kitts to Antigua remains canceled. However, the regional airline is keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Erika, which is expected to impact the region in the next day or two.