Aviation fuel shortage affects travel to three Caribbean islands
The Ministry of Communications Works and Labour in Montserrat has advised residents to contact FlyMontserrat and SVG Air for further updates and to confirm travel arrangements.
BRADES, Montserrat, Wednesday December 21, 2011 – Flights between Antigua, Barbuda and Montserrat have been affected by a shortage of aviation fuel (Avgas).
The Ministry of Communications Works and Labour said the scarcity in Antigua means that the flight schedules of FlyMontserrat and SVG Air will likely be affected over several days.
“Both airlines are currently making best efforts, to the extent possible, to minimize disruptions to their service,” the ministry said in a statement.
It explained that the situation is beyond the control of the airlines and the Government of Montserrat.
Residents were advised to contact the respective airlines for further updates and to confirm travel arrangements.
SVG Air has had to spend US$1000 per trip to travel from Antigua to Nevis to refuel, an airline official told The Daily OBSERVER newspaper.