Douglas Charles Airport back in action

The Douglas Charles Airport

Dominica News Online (DNO) has been told that the Douglas-Charles Airport has reopened for business after the runway was intermittently closed on Thursday due to inclement weather.

An official told DNO on Friday morning that the runway is presently opened and a flight landed at about 8:30 am.

“The weather is much better, it has improved a lot compared to how it was yesterday,” the official said.

The official stated further that yesterday evening some flights did come in, however, LIAT flights had already been canceled.

DNO was reliably informed that a Seaborne flight had taken off from Puerto Rico for Dominica on Friday morning.

The airport’s runway was closed on Thursday due to high winds and rain which prevented flights from landing and for the sake of the safety of the aircraft and passengers.

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16 Comments

  1. March 11, 2017

    All these negative comments about the airport closing for mother nature are nonsense even if there are an international airport it will still closed for these type of weather,Airlines in the state does cancel flights for any bad weather and not even bad as it is in Dominica,Passengers does be stock in several airports,

  2. Siesta
    March 10, 2017

    Dominica is so much behind the eight Ball what a piss poor state to leave and return there

  3. Suffered travelling to D/ca (via Antigua) from England
    March 10, 2017

    All these diversionary rhetoric must stop and stop now PM!

    Travelling to D/ca (via Antigua) from England, and scheduled to arrive on Friday, 3rd March, resulted in me overnight in Antigua for two nights because of inclement whether in D/ca, which prohibited landing at Melville Hall airport.

    Although LIAT’S responsibility to provide air travel to D/ca, no one attending to or cared for me/others, putting it all down to “AN ACT OF GOD”. We were treated worst than scavengers… provided nothing by way of refreshments – not even a cup of tea, far less for overnight stay provision. Practically all of those travelling to D/ca (those without relatives/ friends in Antigua), spent the entire two nights, sleeping on COLD CONCRETE at Antigua airport.

    Now, with all that CBI money allegedly sharing around, building of hotels upon hotels, bridges etc – I ask the question: why the hell not pump such funds into building an international Airport for D/ca?

    Is this latest excerpt by the PM…

    • Man bites Dogs
      March 11, 2017

      @ Above My sympathy goes out to all of you travelling to Dominica from Antigua on that second rate Liat airways i am sure in the UK Liat would not get away with that rubbish, Liat would have been sanction a long time ago. Know I am a big supporter of the prime minister of Dominica and his administration but for crying out loud it’s time for Dominica to have her own international airport, please am asking you It is no longer a joke having to travel 5000miles from the UK and Europe to end up in Antigua or Barbados and to have Liat treating us like Dogs dinner…..we are fed up with this crazy crap.

  4. Malatete
    March 10, 2017

    There is a severe tailwind restriction at Melville Hall airport, imposed by the East Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority. This became first apparent with the introduction of night landings, which of necessity must approach from the sea because of restrictions posed by the mountainous terrain at the northern end of the runway. Originally this was a max. of 10 knots/hr limit., subsequently raised to 15 knots/hr. I believe. Poor weather conditions during the day may create the same limitations ( particularly visibility and turbulence), making an approach from the sea potentially hazardous with tail winds in excess of 15kt./hr. These are the rules and I don’t blame the LIAT pilots for observing them. We have always known of this limitation but perhaps reluctant to acknowledge it. DOM is not an ideal place to land an aircraft and we expected too much from the night landing facility.

  5. Allixon
    March 10, 2017

    I hope the next flood will be soon and that this time, it will offload this junk miles out into the Atlantic Ocean.

    • DA girl
      March 11, 2017

      Really? Are you serious???? Who will suffer your maji. At the end of the day this is what we have to work with for now and we have to preserve it until something better comes along. Boy boy I don’t know eh. You really sat and thought about this and actually wrote this statement down?????? My girl alas that one hurt me to my core. No man!! Alas bonjay don’t we have enough to worry about without adding zero air access to the list. Do you know what that would mean??

    • Man bites Dogs
      March 11, 2017

      @ Alllxon,Well i have got one for you, i just hope the next flood to hit Dominica you will end up at the bottom of the carriddean sea how about that? Next crap please.

  6. Daryl Joseph
    March 10, 2017

    DNO is it possible to have the air port management report on cancelled flights and closing?
    Reliable source sounds unprofessional.
    Your news outlet in read world wide and news of some thing of such importance should come from management and reliable sources.
    Thanks

    • U.K. Dominican
      March 11, 2017

      Hahaha, even the electronic flight information screen at the airport is not reliable. What are you going to do about that mr. Bardouille and what about that departure tax nonsense as well. First you have to line up to check in and than you have to go outside to pay separately for that tax where you can not see the persons face that is taking your money, just a hole in the wall. That is a stupid racket man.

  7. March 10, 2017

    Till is floods again.

  8. I am Dominica
    March 10, 2017

    Yet JFK and LaGuardia cancelled multiple flights yesterday due to wind.

    • Tjebe fort
      March 10, 2017

      My boy, that was a different wind altogether. Trump poomped, what is called an ill wind, foul weather.

    • You are a liar, that never happen!

      But idiots like you must find a comparison between Dominica and America. If you said there was a blizzard which prevented landing and take off that might be believable. Right now it is snowing in NY, the temperature is 30 degrees, flights are taking off and landing.

      Unless there was tornado or some large hurricane, there was no wind to stop the take of and landing of any aircrafts. You are a liar!

  9. Floridian Diaspora
    March 10, 2017

    For ye red baboons out there who said that an international airport would not have made a difference in terms of closure, let me take you out of your red closet for a sec. While it is true that large airports exercise caution and delay flights in bad weather occurrences, it will take much more than what the doglast airport experienced for it to shut down. These jets can withstand greater wind than what it would take to toss paper plastic liat around. So go ahead and enjoy your 1950s type marijuana farm lookalike airport. This is only one of many closures that will occur this year. What will happen when the rainy season comes? Keep on making excuses for the powers that be who want to cling on to power for eternity. Go ahead and continue to be shuttled from guada in order not to overnight in a next man country. We are the only civilization in the Caribbean who has to do this. Stone age rings eternal in this place. Labor ka Tracey!!!

    • Man bites Dogs
      March 11, 2017

      @ floridian Diaspora, you have a nerve calling us labour supporters red baboons, have you taken notice of your self lately? Or better still have a look into a mirror and see what you think of your self,also while you at it learn to spell but what does one expect from dog crap like you.

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