HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Cleanup and assessment continued on Bermuda as
airlines resumed services, "carrying more insurance adjusters and
hotel owners than visitors," one spokesman said.
Even as cleanup was underway, the Caribbean area was bracing for
Hurricane Isabel, already a Category 4 storm packing winds of more
than 135 mph.
The storm track on late Tuesday was 980 miles east of the
Leeward Islands. Meteorologists expected the storm to touch land
this coming weekend.
• Delta resumed its full schedule Sept. 8 of two daily flights
from Boston and Atlanta.
• US Airways offered limited service with a roundtrip flight
from Philadelphia Sept. 9 and two flights from Philadelphia and
Boston Sept. 10.
• American resumed its daily flight Sept. 10 from New York
(Kennedy); its daily Boston flight was not yet operating.
• Continental, meanwhile, resumed its twice-daily flights from
Newark Sept. 9.
The carriers' flexible travel rules permitted no-fee changes or
refunds in Bermuda itineraries to Sept. 21.
Ferries and buses were running on a limited basis from noon to
midnight; additional routes will resume once roads are cleared of
• The 47-unit Ariel Sands will have 35 rooms operational by
• Fairmont Hamilton Princess is open but offering reduced guest
services and will resume taking reservations Sept. 22.
• Fairmont Southampton sustained extensive damages and is
undergoing assessment. It expects to reopen by Nov. 1.
• The Sonesta Beach Resort Bermuda in Southampton Parish is
closed through April.
• Pink Beach Club & Cottages in Tucker's Town is closed
through March 14.
All other properties are open.
Events scheduled in September and October, such as the Jazz
Festival Oct. 8 to 12, may have venue changes, according to a
Bermuda Department of Tourism spokesman.
Further updates can be viewed at www.bermudatourism.com.
To contact reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].