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Business as usual as the Airport reopens


RACHELLE AGARD

Business as usual as the Airport reopens
Departing passengers at the Grantley Adams International Airport. (Picture by Reco Moore)

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With operations resuming at the Grantley Adams International Airport yesterday evening, it was business as usual today.

Operations at the airport were halted for a week following the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent in the Grenadines, as Barbados battled the plumes which covered all surfaces with volcanic ash.

Arriving passengers went through their routine screening in the arrivals hall, before either boarding the bus to the Harrison’s Point facility in St Lucy, those bound for the Paragon Base in Christ Church or a dedicated taxi to a hotel of their choice at their expense.

Business as usual as the Airport reopens
A British Airways plane flying into Barbados from Heathrow Airport. (Picture by Reco Moore)

Passengers with negative PCR tests are required to undergo a mandatory five-day period of quarantine.

Meanwhile, those heading out of the island were busily checking in and trying to get into the departure lounge ahead of their scheduled flights.

 

Chief executive officer at Platinum Services, Shelly Williams, said operations ran as usual and business today went off without a hitch.

JetBlue, American Airlines and British Airways all returned to Barbados on Saturday. (RA)

Business as usual as the Airport reopens
Plane watchers capturing the return of commercial flights to Barbados. (Picture by Reco Moore)