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Utter disaster, Belize Air Traffic Controllers #501361
02/21/15 09:07 AM
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....went on strike today. Saturdays, the biggest arrivals and departures day of the week for Belize tourism. This one is going to sting.

Re: Utter disaster, Belize Air Traffic Controllers [Re: Chris] #501362
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Discussions on to resolve. Your local area rep Heredia is Mon of Aviation.


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Re: Utter disaster, Belize Air Traffic Controllers [Re: Chris] #501367
02/21/15 10:14 AM
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When I heard this news, I was getting visions of Ronald Reagan in 1981 when he fired over 11,000 air traffic controllers.

Apparently the problem is being resolved, passengers at International messaging that they have been delayed, but will leave today. Delta from LA landed in Honduras for refuelling should be in it's way to Belize now.


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Re: Utter disaster, Belize Air Traffic Controllers [Re: Chris] #501368
02/21/15 10:56 AM
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Just got confirmation from our local airlines: Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport is open for airtraffic again.


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Re: Utter disaster, Belize Air Traffic Controllers [Re: Chris] #501369
02/21/15 11:00 AM
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airport open


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Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport closed #501370
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The San Pedro Sun can confirm that the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport is currently closed to air traffic. This follows several calls from employees of the Civil Aviation Authority, specifically Air Control staff who have all called in sick. So far two international flights destined for Belize have been diverted to El Salvador today. The San Pedro Sun will continue to report status updates as they unfold.

UPDATE:
In a brief press meeting the CEO of Civil Aviation Mr. Garbutt indicated that air traffic controllers from neighboring countries will be brought in to man the command tower. The first of 15 international flights is expected to land at 11:30AM.





Re: Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport open [Re: Maya House] #501371
02/21/15 11:28 AM
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Pls delete this post so as not to have conflicting or confusing info

Airport is open

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Re: Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport open [Re: Maya House] #501372
02/21/15 11:43 AM
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Can't delete it now that there's been a response posted.

I think it's still news, since it's having to be operated by air traffic controllers from other countries.

Re: Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport open [Re: Maya House] #501373
02/21/15 11:48 AM
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Side note, anyone have a clue when the airport weather radar site will be fixed?
That "hydromet" link was by far the best for locating and predicting rain locally.

Re: Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport open [Re: Maya House] #501374
02/21/15 12:06 PM
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Not quick enough for some.
Your airport closed today so I was not able to make it in to the country. I will need to delay diving by one day. Can you pick me up on Monday and can we still go to the same place you planned to take me on Sunday?

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