St. Kitts’ Robert L. Bradshaw Airport Reopens After Storm Fiona


Key Takeaways

  • Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport in St. Kitts and Nevis is operational again after the passage of Tropical Storm Fiona.
  • The reopening occurred on 17 September at 12:00 p.m. AST.
  • The St. Kitts Tourism Authority emphasized safety and preparedness during the storm.
  • Tourism and business operations on the island have resumed.

St. Kitts Airport Reopens Post-Tropical Storm Fiona

Basseterre, St. Kitts–St. Kitts Tourism Authority announced in a press release that St. Kitts and Nevis National Emergency Management Association had been closely monitoring Tropical Storm Fiona, and now that the storm has passed the Federation, Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport is once again open and operating at full capacity, as of 17 September at 12:00 p.m. AST.

Commitment to Safety and Business Continuity

“The Federation’s main priority was the safety of our citizens and international guests, and we are watching closely and sending well-wishes to our neighbours as the storm continues to move,” said Honourable Marsha Henderson, Minister of Tourism, International Transport, Civil Aviation, Urban Development, Employment, and Labour, in the press release.

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“We thank our first responders and our tourism and business partners who together ensured our preparedness plans were put in place efficiently across the island. St. Kitts is open for business.”

What We Think

The swift reopening of St. Kitts and Nevis’ main airport following Tropical Storm Fiona is a testament to the effective emergency management and preparedness of the Federation.

It underscores the resilience of the island’s infrastructure and the dedication of its first responders and tourism authorities to maintain operations and ensure the safety of both residents and visitors.

This prompt action helps in mitigating the economic impact on tourism, a vital sector for the island.

Read the entire press release.


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