PLANES REMAINED parked on the tarmac for hours after their scheduled departure and those in the air were diverted to other airports as morning action by air traffic controllers crippled operations at Grantley Adams International Airport Inc.
But by 10 a.m., operations were back up and running and the aggrieved air traffic controllers, their bargaining agents and management were locked in a closed-door meeting to hammer out a solution to environmental problems in the control tower.
It was around 7 a.m. when air traffic controllers walked off the job citing a number of grievances. Topping the list of complaints was a faulty air-conditioning system which made conditions in the Air Traffic Control Tower unbearable.
Their action grounded, for hours, American Airlines flight to Miami; a Caribbean Airlines flight to Trinidad and Tobago and a number of Liat flights to various regional destinations.
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