An Air France flight travelling from Paris to St. Maarten was diverted to St. Johns Tuesday. March 30, 2021, 6:41 pm. According to the St. John’s Airport Authority, the flight travelling from Paris to St. Maarten, a Caribbean island part of the Netherlands, landed in St. John’s just before 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The plane was carrying 120 passengers and 10 crew members.
Airport firefighters and Eastern Health workers responded following the landing.
According to Heather McKinnon, manager of the Delta Hotel in St. John’s, passengers from the airplane arrived at the hotel around 7:20 p.m., where they will spend the night.
McKinnon said all passengers were screened for COVID-19 by both provincial and federal agents at the airport, and will not be allowed to leave their guest rooms as part of self-isolation protocols.
Passengers will leave the hotel 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning to head back to the airport.