Wednesday, February 15, 2012

V. C. Bird International Airport Runway Goes Dark

Antigua St John's - The lights on the runway at VC Bird International Airport went off unexpectedly Tuesday evening, affecting at least one flight.

Chairman of the Airport Authority Gatesworth James was unable to give the time of the power outage, or say how long it lasted. He told, “The lights went out because of some situation, but they are back on now."

James said he could not tell whether any flights were affected, but LIAT Communications Manager Desmond Browne confirmed that flight 512 from Barbados was diverted to St Kitts.

The airline had to make arrangements to accommodate the passengers who were to deplane in Antigua in Basseterre.

That flight had been travelling from Barbados to Antigua, then St Kitts and Anguilla.

Last year, the airport had recurring problems with holes that developed on the runway.

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