There was chaos at the ANR Robinson International Airport, Tobago on Monday as people who travelled from Trinidad to spend the long weekend, attempted to get off the island before the approaching storm.
However, hundreds are expected to be stuck in Tobago because a decision has been taken by Caribbean Airlines to cancel all flights after 1.25p.m Monday.
Passengers being supplied with ponchos in order to board their flight out of Tobago. -Photo: SUSAN MOHAMMED
At least six flights were scheduled to arrive and depart the island on Monday afternoon.
Express multimedia reporter Susan Mohammed, who was among those at the airport, was able to leave the island on one of the last flights out.
Mohammed said that although the cancellations were announced, some passengers remained at the airport, trying to find a way out.
Others had begun making arrangements with guest houses and hotels to stay on for at least another night.
CAL has also announced the cancellations of flights to several Caribbean islands, Miami and New York.
The following are the cancelled flights:
All Flights have since been cancelled.
CARIBBEAN AIRLINES OPERATIONS FOR 19 JUNE 2017
DUE TO TROPICAL STORM
Port of Spain, June 19th, 2017. Caribbean Airlines advises that due to the Tropical Storm
warning in effect for Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada and its dependencies the following flights for June
19th, 2017 are CANCELLED:
BW 550 Port of Spain to John F. Kennedy, New York
BW 1650, 1522, 1528, 1532, 1538, 1526,1530, 1536, 1540, 1550 Port of Spain to Tobago
BW 1651, 1523, 1529,1533,1539, 1527, 1531,1537, 1541, 1551 Tobago to Port of Spain
BW 483 Miami to Port of Spain; Port of Spain to Guyana
BW 459 Kingston to Antigua; Antigua to Barbados
BW 481 Fort Lauderdale to Port ‐of‐Spain
BW 485 Orlando to Port‐of‐Spain
BW 434 Port of Spain to St. Lucia
BW 435 St. Lucia to Port of Spain
BW 448 Port of Spain to Barbados
BW 449 Barbados to Port of Spain
BW 438 Port of Spain to Grenada
BW 883 Port of Spain to Suriname