Travelers in Puerto Rico are scrambling to make sure their tickets get to their destinations on time in the wake of a massive and potentially catastrophic airport crisis.
Here’s everything you need in one place.
What is the Puerto Rican airline crisis?
As of Tuesday afternoon, more than 400,000 flights had been canceled and more than 10 million Puerto Ricans were without power in the island nation of about 9.3 million people.
As of 9:15 p.m.
ET, the island’s main airports were empty, and some flights had already left.
The airport crisis is affecting Puerto Rico’s economy.
Puerto Rico has a population of more than 6 million, but only 3.3 percent of its residents are employed.
The island’s economy is dependent on tourism, which accounts for more than 70 percent of the islands GDP.
The Puerto Rican economy is also dependent on a few airlines, like American Airlines and US Airways, which have contracts with Puerto Rico, but these contracts are up in 2018.
The U.S. territory has been struggling with its own economic crisis since Hurricane Maria devastated the Caribbean island last October, leaving a trail of devastation.
The storm and the ensuing humanitarian crisis led the U.N. and its European partners to impose a blockade on Puerto Rico.
The Puerto Rican government has been trying to manage the island without any foreign aid, which in turn has caused many of its problems.
The crisis has led to a shortage of food, medicine and other necessities that have led to many people struggling to survive.
Puerto Ricos population is also a huge fraction of the countrys GDP, and the island has only one government agency.
It is the first Puerto Rican territory to join the U and EU-backed International Monetary Fund-backed World Bank bailout plan.
In the wake the crisis, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the island was in the midst of a “state of emergency,” but that the government could not yet declare it a “public health emergency,” which would mean the government would not be able to provide aid.
He said that Puerto Rico needed more time to prepare for the consequences of the hurricane.
“There’s no way of telling whether or not the state of emergency is going to last,” Johnson said on Twitter.
“Puerto Rico is still in a very vulnerable position, and I can’t promise it won’t be next.”
On Tuesday, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla said that his government would work with the International Monetary Organization and other international organizations to find a solution for the crisis.
“I have every intention of being a partner in this,” Padilla told reporters.
But he added that he would not say how long that process would take.
While the U, U and U.B. are not involved in the crisis right now, they have expressed their concerns in the past.
Earlier this month, they told U.C. Davis in Sacramento that the U-2 surveillance aircraft that is used to collect data from the islands air traffic control system is unable to operate in Puerto Rican airspace.
They also said that U.U.S.-operated cargo planes are currently unable to fly into Puerto Rico due to the crisis and that U-Boat pilots are not able to fly in Puerto Ricas airspace.
U.P. airlines also told The Associated Press on Tuesday that they are planning to cancel flights to the island as well as to New York, Chicago and Miami.
“We’re going to be taking all of our flights out of Puerto Rico,” said Carlos Vela, a spokesman for the U Airways, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
“We’re planning to suspend operations to the U of A, U of S, UB and U of M for the rest of the week.”
U.K.-based U.A.E. and the UBS are also holding meetings with the Puerto Ricohian government, which is trying to negotiate with airlines and airlines have said they would work to reopen their services to the territory.
However, a statement from the UAA said it would not reopen flights to Puerto Rico until it has “adequate assurances that all airlines in Puerto Rico are safe.”
The UAA statement also said it was working with the UBC and the Puerto Rica Economic Development Authority to find solutions.
“The UBC has been working closely with the PUC and has offered its expertise and expertise in the area of safety and security of our customers,” the statement said.
The airline crisis began on Sunday when U.R.S., the operator of the UTA and UAL flights, announced it was canceling all flights to and from Puerto Rico to make way for its emergency relief operations.
The airline also announced it would shut down its airports and other transportation facilities to reduce the impact of the crisis on the island.
At 9 p.ms.
ET Tuesday, the UAH announced that all U.O. flights from Puerto Ricias main