The Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA). (FP)

Management of the Grantley Adams International Airport Inc. has advised that the airport is currently closed and will remain closed until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow, Sunday, April 11.

In addition, the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport advises that following consultations with the Civil Aviation Department and the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) Barbados’ airspace has been closed as a result of volcanic ash plumes from Mount Soufriere Volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

At this time, there is little to no visibility in the lower airspace creating unsafe conditions for flights. All scheduled flights have been cancelled and travellers are advised not to go to the airport but to make direct contact with their respective airlines.

During this time, only authorised, essential airport personnel will be allowed access to the airport.

The management apologises for any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause. 

GAIA Inc.

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