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Tropical Storm Erika UPDATE: Suspension of Flight Operations

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PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands, Friday, August 28th, 2015 – Further to the announcement of the suspension of flight operations at airports in the Turks and Caicos Islands due to Tropical Storm Erika, The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority (TCIAA) has amended its suspension of operation times.

Due to the change in forecast of the storm, there will be no suspension of flight operations on Friday 28th August 2015. On Saturday 29th August 2015, flight operations will be suspended from 6.00 a.m. local (1200 GMT) and resumed later in the day depending on conditions. Based on the current storm trajectory, no suspension of operations is anticipated for Sunday 30th August 2015.

Commenting on the storm, Airport Authority’s CEO John Smith said “Erika is rather unstable and difficult to predict as it enters areas of disturbance and interact with terrain on the island of Hispaniola.”

The Airports Authority is closely monitoring the storm’s progress and will issue updated reports to ensure minimal disruption of service.

Suspension of flight operations will affect Providenciales, Grand Turk, North Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay airports.

Passengers are asked to contact their respective airline for flight scheduling.

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