Miami to Brussels flight cancelled

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The hurricanes that have been battering the Caribbean over the past few days have also affected the travel plans of Belgian tourists holidaying in the region.

The airline and tour operator TUI Fly has been forced to cancel its flight from Miami to Brussels, prolonging 212 Belgian tourists’ stay in Florida by 3 days.

Meanwhile, Thomas Cook has cancelled a tour of Cuba. 
The 212 tourists were due to fly back to Belgium on Saturday.

However, the imminent passage of Hurricane Irma means that their return has been put back to Tuesday at the earliest.

When it became clear that Miami Airport would be closed, TUI Fly as if its flight could be diverted to Orlando Sanford. However, this request was turned down. In the meantime Orlando Sanford is also closed to traffic.

A further 300 Belgian TUI Belgium customers are currently in Cuba. The tour operator doesn’t believe them to be in any danger. "Our tourists are all safely in hotels that have been designed to withstand this”, TUI’s Piet Demeyere told VRT News.

Thomas Cook cancels Cuba tour

Thomas Cook and Neckermann have said that their customers in Florida are put up in hotels that are outside the path of the hurricane. Anyone that has booked a holiday to Florida with Thomas Cook or Neckermans during the coming week was postpone if they wish.

Most customers have opted to do so. The same applies to those that have booked to travel to Cuba between now and next Sunday.

 

Flandersnews.be / Expatica

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