L’ Express des Iles has cancelled voyages ahead of the approaching weather system, while LIAT has announced that it could be forced to cancel some flights.
According to the weather advisory, shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a broad area of low pressure located about 450 miles east of the Windward Islands continue to show signs of organization and a tropical cyclone could be forming.
If this trend continues, a tropical depression or a tropical storm could form this afternoon into tonight while the system moves west-northwestward to westward at about 20 mph towards the Lesser Antilles.
LIAT has advised that due to this disturbed weather system, it could be forced to cancel certain flights from late evening on Tuesday 27th September to Thursday 29th September, 2016.
Passengers are advised to continue monitoring official meteorological offices, disaster preparedness organizations, radio stations and www.liat.com for further updates.
Customers affected by the disruptions who wish to rebook for a later date will be allowed to do so without change fees or fare differences for a period of two weeks from the date of their original scheduled travel. Following the two-week grace period, passengers will be required to pay applicable fare and change fees when re-booking.
LIAT also wishes to advise that passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey due to disruption caused by weather conditions, will not be provided with meals, transportation, hotel accommodation etc. Passengers with onward connections are advised to contact the respective carriers.
Meanwhile, L’ Express des Iles said it “must cancel ALL voyages scheduled for Wednesday September 28th and Thursday September 29th 2016, on the international regular line (Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique and St. Lucia) due to inclement weather conditions.
Weather permitting, the Ferry Service will resume on Friday September 30th 2016.
For further information, L’ Express des Iles passengers can call telephone numbers 1 (767) 255 1166, 255 1209 or 235 2183, while LIAT passengers can call the LIAT Call Centre from Antigua – 1-268-480-5582; toll free from the rest of the Caribbean – 1-888-844-5428 and from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands – 1-866-549-5428 for information on the status of their flights.