NMIA back in op­er­a­tion

Jamaica Gleaner - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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