NMIA back in operation
THE RUNWAY at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, which was on Wednesday night put out of operation due to faulty lights, yesterday returned to operation.
Senior director of commercial development and Planning at the Airports Authority of Jamaica Alfred McDonald said flights had been operating since six o’clock on Thursday morning.
McDonald said assessments were still under way to determine the damage to the lights on the runway.
On Wednesday night, a JetBlue Airways flight scheduled to land in Kingston had to be diverted to the Sangster International Airport because there were no lights on the runway at Norman Manley.
One passenger on board said the plane had started its descent into Kingston when the pilot announced that the Norman Manley Airport had advised that the runway lights were not working.
An American Airlines flight that was heading into Kingston also had to be diverted to Montego Bay.
See www.jamaica-gleaner.com for Mel Cooke’s personal experience on a flight diverted on Wednesday night.