Caribbean Airlines (CAL), earlier today, said that it has cancelled a number of flights scheduled for September 18 due to threats from Hurricane Maria.
The airline in a press release said Hurricane Maria has caused the closure of George FL Charles International Airport in St Lucia and Strong Storm Winds in Barbados forcing the cancellation of flights.
CAL announced that flights BW434, BW435, BW412, BW413, and BW459 departing from Port of Spain to St Lucia, St Lucia to Port of Spain, Port of Spain to Barbados, Barbados to Port of Spain and Kingston to Antigua respectively, have been cancelled.
The airline said that it is permitting affected customers to rebook their reservations without penalty, subject to the following conditions:
• Passengers must have a confirmed ticket issued before September 18, 2017.
• Passengers must book to travel during the period September 18-20, 2017.
• Changes on the routing (origin/destination) of the original booking are not permitted.
Meanwhile CAL said it will not be responsible for arrangements to/from alternative airports or for any hotel/overnight expenses incurred.
The airline said that full refunds (without penalty) will be allowed on tickets issued for travel between 18 and 20 September 2017 only, with the last date for requesting refund being September 27, the airline said.
Customers are advised to visit www.caribbean‐airlines.com to check their flight status before going to the airport or call the Caribbean Airlines call centres for further details.