Almost 4,800 passengers experienced frequent power outages at Princess Juliana International Airport during island-wide electricity failures. | SMN NEWS

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Simpson Bay:—With nearly 4,800 passenger movements at the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) on Saturday last, the abrupt power outages did not enhance the ease of the traffic flow and on-flight schedules as supported by the Airport’s Operations Department.

Following a sequence of power outages which began after 2:00 pm, the electricity grid went on and off and the Airport also experienced its interruptions. The instability resulted in a systematic lockdown of the Airport’s backup system. The Airport’s system is protected and is programmed to ...

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