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Sea-Hustler-SKNBasseterre, St. Kitts, 9th September, 2017 ( - Ferry services between St. Kitts and Nevis will remain inoperable until next week, as a result of the Passage of Hurricane Irma and the threat posed by Hurricane Jose.


According to information obtained from the operator of the Caribe Surf and Caribe Breeze, operations will restart as soon as possible after the vessels are prepared to reenter service. No specific date could be provided, management informed.


In regards to the Sea Hustler and the Mark Twain, both vessels are still in St. Vincent. The captain of the Sea Hustler informed that both vessels will leave St. Vincent on Sunday arriving in the federation on Monday. They expect to resume ferry services on Tuesday. was unable to make contact with the operators of the Sea Bridge, however, several sea taxi services will operate in The Narrows by Sunday.


On the air services side, each airline has provided information on intended service operations.


LIAT passengers are being advised to check with their travel agent, or contact their call centre, 1-888-844-5428, between 9 am and 6 pm.


Passengers to and from St. Kitts on flights 521, 315, 312, 508 and 512 should rebook their flights. According to LIAT, rebooking will be allowed up to 18th September. Within this period, travellers will not be required to pay change fees or fee differences. These will be waived by the airline.


However, LIAT authorities indicate that with the resumption of service, which is not yet indicated, there will be some delays in flight operations.


Meanwhile, British Airways Flight 2256 (St. Kitts - Antigua - London) that was scheduled to arrive in St. Kitts today, 9th September, had been cancelled earlier.


Alternate arrangement were made Thursday to fly affected passengers out of St. Kitts to Barbados on Friday, using chartered Caribbean Airlines and LIAT aircraft.


British Airways flew an empty aircraft from London to pick up these customers from Barbados. This aircraft departed Barbados on Saturday morning (9th September) and will arrive in Gatwick on Saturday evening.


American Airlines flights to St. Kitts were cancelled earlier as a consequence of Hurricane Irma. Passengers should check the airline’s website for specific information, however, several waivers of fees and charges are in effect for passenger who will rebook their flights.

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