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PJIA Complete Recovery up to 35 Weeks
      #1747852 - 09/28/17 06:18 AM (24.209.195.61)

Daily Herald Article

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Re: PJIA Complete Recovery up to 35 Weeks [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1747859 - 09/28/17 07:30 AM (67.85.162.112)

Which translates to the end of May (or maybe the beginning of June) 2018!

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Re: PJIA Complete Recovery up to 35 Weeks [Re: Rasputin]
      #1747869 - 09/28/17 08:04 AM (71.169.176.105)

" Able to function optimally much sooner "

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Re: PJIA Complete Recovery up to 35 Weeks [Re: sugarae]
      #1747875 - 09/28/17 08:11 AM (24.209.195.61)

Quote:

sugarae said:
" Able to function optimally much sooner "




Remember, "island time".

Hey, I just posted a link to the article. I have know idea if it will be 3 weeks 5 weeks or 35+ weeks but I seriously doubt the airport will be ready for commercial air traffic within the time frame some are reportedly booking tickets for.


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Re: PJIA Complete Recovery up to 35 Weeks [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1747936 - 09/28/17 01:38 PM (73.112.165.173)

I read that article. Now lets hope it puts every ones vacation into perspective. I don't think anyone of us at home have any idea how much damage was done to that airport. A Cat 5! The destruction was like a tornado going around in a circle for 12 hours. It is unbelievable!

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Re: PJIA Complete Recovery up to 35 Weeks [Re: LBI2SXM]
      #1747948 - 09/28/17 02:40 PM (24.22.151.53)

Now it's October 6th
https://www.sxm-talks.com/st-martin-news...ercial-flights/


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Re: PJIA Complete Recovery up to 35 Weeks [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1747954 - 09/28/17 03:10 PM (24.102.161.71)

Unless you have a business or property on Island, not sure why anyone would want to try and vacation... We who have a home and have destruction know first hand, we will not be able to get there and not get repairs for a long while... We lived through luis, and the Island did not look even normal for 3 years... this is much worse. I think we all should just know for now and months to come we will not be there and frankly not welcome there.. Residents are just trying to survive. No one will be able to cater to outsiders... if the airlines are booking? Its bogus, they will not fly into an airport that is damaged. And we for sure are not flying to a small island to get in, sorry that's for young people...

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Re: PJIA Complete Recovery up to 35 Weeks [Re: sasasal]
      #1747958 - 09/28/17 03:40 PM (24.22.151.53)

Lots of resorts that are damaged need to get their decision makers on island to assess the damage and come up with plans to repair. This is very true for the two Diamond resorts Flamingo and Royal Palm. Commercial flights are a must at this time. You don't need the Terminal as it was before to accept flights. Just the basics.

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Re: PJIA Complete Recovery up to 35 Weeks [Re: LBI2SXM]
      #1747969 - 09/28/17 04:39 PM (50.36.98.107)

This time frame doesn't surprise me at all. From the pictures that I have seen there has been substantial damage to this facility. Just think about the roof for example. The article states 75% of the roof sheathing and insulation has been damaged. The article also states that this roof damage has caused leaks and mold to develop.

Before any interior repairs and/or mold remediation work can begin this building must be “dried in”, which means that the water must be kept out. You cannot start to clean up the mold if the building is still “wet”. Therefore, the first step in the repair process is going to be to fix the roof and windows to keep the rain out. Both of the windows and roofing materials are going to be special order materials made specifically for that building. That means that somebody has to determine the extent of the damage, figure out the materials needed for the repair, then order the materials. In a perfect world, this process could easily take 2 to 4 weeks. Then once the materials are ordered they have to produced, this process could easily take 6 to 8 weeks. Then they have to be shipped to the island, maybe 1-2 weeks. After the materials are received it will probably take at least 4 to 8 weeks to perform the actual repairs. That all adds up to 13 to 22 weeks before the inside can even be started.

I don’t think the airport can be open to commercial air traffic until at least some of the interior work can be completed. Not to mention that work can’t even be started until after the building is “dried in” and will take many, many weeks after that to complete, especially with all of the technology in a building like this. Unfortunately, for those folks that think they will be able to arrive anytime in the near future to an operational terminal open to the public, I think that idea is pretty much a pipe dream. My guess is the 35 weeks is a pretty good estimation of a time line.

I’m not trying to bust anyone’s bubble, but rather help those folks with a realistic synopsis of the situation.

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This is going to be a long wait, but the reward at the end will be worth it.


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Re: PJIA Complete Recovery up to 35 Weeks [Re: mprevo]
      #1747970 - 09/28/17 04:45 PM (73.255.141.246)

..yet they are saying it will be open on October 6 for commercial traffic, but they basically will not be using the terminal building at all..

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