New York flights cancelled in face of Irene

| 26/08/2011

(CNS): Due to airport closures at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City this weekend as a result of Hurricane Irene’s projected path, Cayman Airways has cancelled flight KX792 from Grand Cayman to JFK on Saturday, 27 August and flights KX793 and KX792 from JFK to Grand Cayman and from Grand Cayman to JFK on Sunday 28. On Monday 29 August the airline said that flight KX793 from JFK to Grand Cayman will also be affected. According to the NHC Irene is expected to reach North Carolina tomorrow and New York sometime on Sunday.

Cayman Airways will advise all affected passengers of any updates as they are received. Yesterday CAL confirmed that customers can change dates for flights free of charge or can take a voucher for a replacement flight valid for one year.

With Irene expected to pass right over New York, officials have ordered nearly 300,000 residents to leave waterfront neighborhoods and announced the impending shutdown of the city's vast transit system, two unprecedented precautionary steps according to the US media. Irene will likely be a Category 1 hurricane when it reaches the city but it will bring high winds and 8 to 12 inches of rain

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said at a news briefing Friday, "We've never done a mandatory evacuation before now and we wouldn't be doing it if we didn't think this storm is going to be serious."

For more information please contact Cayman Airways Reservations by calling toll free on 1-800-4-cayman (within the United States) or 345-949-2311 (within the Caribbean).


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks KX….one airline you can always count on..