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UPDATE: Runway at Norman Manley Airport back in operation

Published:Thursday | December 1, 2016 | 12:20 PM

The runway at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston which was last night put out of operation due to faulty lights, is now back in operation.

Senior director of commercial development and Planning at the Airports Authority of Jamaica, Alfred McDonald said flights have been operating since six o'clock this morning.

He says assessments are still underway to determine the damage to the lights on the runway.

 

Senior director of commercial development and Planning at the Airports Authority of Jamaica, Alfred McDonald

Last night, a JetBlue Airways flight scheduled to land in Kingston had to be diverted to the Sangster International Airport because there were no lights on the runway at the Norman Manley International Airport.

One passenger on board said the plane had started its descent into Kingston, when the pilot announced that the Norman Manley airport had advised that the runway lights were not working.

An American Airlines flight that was heading into Kingston also had to be diverted to Montego Bay.