PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands, Thursday, August 27th, 2015 – The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority announced today that flight operations at Providenciales International Airport will be suspended from 6 p.m. Friday 28th August to 12 p.m. Sunday 30th August due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika.
Winds are forecasted to be sustained at 46 knots with higher gusts. Together with torrential rain, adverse conditions will prevent safe operations into the country’s main port of entry.
In a comment on the impending suspension of flight operation, Airport Authority’s CEO John Smith said “we remain committed to serving the flying public in the safest possible manner and are taking every precaution to ensure this.”
The board and management of the Airports Authority apologize for any inconvenience that will be caused by the storm’s passage and affirm their commitment to restore flight operations when it is safe and also reduce the level of service disruption and passenger discomfort.
The Airports Authority is closely monitoring the storm’s progress and will issue updated reports if warranted.
Other airports where flight operations will be suspended include Grand Turk, North Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay.
Passengers are asked to contact their respective airlines for flight scheduling.