Hurricane Irene diverts international flights

First Atlantic hurricane in 2011 season ready to hit Bahamas

Flights to and from Caribbean islands such as the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, the Dominican Republic and Haiti have been cancelled and airports closed as a result of the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2011 season. As reported, many cruise ships have reversed their itineraries to call at the same ports in a different order while avoiding contact with the category-two hurricane. Airlines, meanwhile, have temporarily ceased charging for flight alterations up until August 26.
The hurricane cut power to a million people in Puerto Rico, and gusts of up to 200 km/h are being forecast for the Bahamas. The Bahamas’ Ministry of Tourism has recommended that journeys there be postponed this week. The storm may hit the coast of the USA by the end of the week.
BTN
[photo courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration]

x

Check Also

Finnai, CEO, executive, resign, Pekka Vauramo, oneworld

Finnair CEO resigns

Chief executive officer Pekka Vauramo leaves the airline to join a Finnish machinery company.

Cuba, Mexico, crash, accident, airline, air, plane, Cubana, Damojh, Havana, safety

Poor safety record alleged in Cuba air disaster

The same aircraft had already been banned from Guyanese airspace when suitcases were found in the toilets.

Ryanair, profit, forecast, 2018, 2019, outlook, Brexit, O'Leary, full year, unit costs, oil, fuel, staff, capacity, airlines, EU

Ryanair full-year profits up 10% despite scandal

The airline comments on overcapacity in Europe and the impact of both Brexit and higher costs.

airbnb, Denmark, tax, declare, homeowners, property, government, cap, limit, price, average, flat, house, users

Denmark cracks down on Airbnb tax evasion

In a world first, Airbnb will report property owners’ incomes directly to the Danish authorities.

Jet Airways, Modi, Europe, Mumbai, Manchester, UK, India, flights, routes, Heathrow, London, Delhi, connections, Asia

Jet Airways to link Mumbai and Manchester

It will be the first time the Indian and UK cities are connected with a direct service.

Europcar, Goldcar, merger, buy, acquire, loss, quarter, car hire, business, revenue

Europcar’s quarterly losses grow much wider

Europe’s largest car rental business posted a first-quarter loss of €21 million, but management says it's in line with expectations.