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Departing flights out of Jamaica on hold

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

There has been a hold on all departing flights out of Jamaica, reportedly because of further issues with the radar communication system.

For the past week, flights in and out of Jamaica's airspace have been impacted after a lightning strike damaged the communication system at the Kingston headquarters of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority.

For the past few days, flights had been restricted to 12 hours a day.

In the meantime, airport sources say planes are being allowed to land.

Saturdays are the busiest days in Jamaica's airspace.

Some 32 flights are expected to land in Montego Bay today.

- Janet Silvera