Updated: 1415Z / 09October
Good news–TNCM is set to reopen to commercial flights on October 10th. ATC is 100%, and security is in place for all areas (including the perimeter fence). The terminal is not yet fully operational, so there will be a hall set up with kiosks to support the passengers.
For daily updated status of SXM, please view our main Maria post here. Below are photos sent to us from on the ground at TNCM/ SXM after the storm passed.
We’ve got some progress photos:
Roof Repairs are Ongoing
Passenger area set up in hangar.
Tents being set up while terminal out of service.
New Security Checkpoints
Keep an eye here for any updates.
Tropical Storm Nate is currently just off the northern coast of Nicaragua, moving NW at 8kts with sustained winds of 35kts.
It’s forecast to move on towards Louisiana over the weekend as a Cat 1 Hurricane.
Heavy rain expected across Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, Belize and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsular.
No airport closures anywhere yet, but keep an eye on the forecast for MMUN/Cancun, as that’s directly in the path of the storm.
TZZZ/Caribbean Tropical Storm Matthew is expected to increase to Hurricane strength as it tracks across the Caribbean. Today, Barbados, Martinique and a number of other airports in the Windward islands have notified closures.