Thick fog continues to wreak havoc on arrivals and departures at St. John’s International Airport but Director of Marketing and Community Relations with the airport authority, Marie Manning, says the forecast suggests things should improve overnight.
“We are presently in low visibility and the weather forecast indicates that this will persist until midnight tonight. This has had an impact on flight operations as visibility is below the published limits for the active runway,” says Manning. “Visibility is expected to start improving at midnight and will continue until 2:30am, at which time the visibility is forecast to be at the minimum limits for operations (1/2 mile). Visibility is forecast to continue to improve throughout the morning such that visibility will be 6 miles by 4:30am, well above the minimum requirements.”
Manning suggests passengers continue to check the flight status with their airlines, especially as conditions start to improve.