As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Cuba, more flight cancellations ensue. The 18th named storm of the 2012 hurricane season, Hurricane Sandy is verging on a Category 2 status as it packs maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. The storm already ripped through Jamaica, leaving tourists facing cancelled flights and curfews were imposed in major towns. Now in Cuba, evacuations are taking place and there is flooding of up to 20 inches being predicted.
British Airlines has cancelled two flights into Cuba, but Virgin Airlines operated their two flights on Wednesday, one leaving at 10:45 am and one departing at 4:45 pm. A spokesperson with Virgin said they are in contact with their resort teams to make sure that their customers are kept well informed about the situation. They said the safety of their customers is their top priority and the situation is being monitored continuously.
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