Regional News Regional Travel & Tourism 

LIAT Flight Network Continues to be Affected By Above Normal Hurricane Season

Several destinations in the LIAT network were affected by Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Maria continues its trek the Caribbean and LIAT continues to monitor its progress and its effects on our destinations. Due to the closure of several airports as well as in the interest of passenger and crew safety, several flights have been cancelled. Please note that the following flights have been cancelled for Wednesday 20th September, 2017: LI 773 from Antigua to Barbados LI 381 from Antigua to Dominica LI 381 from Dominica to Barbados LI 300 from Barbados…

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Disaster Management Regional Travel & Tourism 

LIAT Announces 49 Flight Disruptions Between Friday and Saturday Due to Hurricane Jose

LIAT says due to effects of the passage of Hurricane Irma and impending passage of Hurricane Jose that several destinations have been affected. As a result of the closure of several airports in the northern part of the network as well in the interest of the safety of our passengers and crew, several flights have been cancelled. Please note that the following flights have been cancelled for Friday 8th September, 2017:  LI 309 from Antigua to St. Lucia LI 523 from Antigua to Dominica LI 523 from Dominica to Barbados…

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Disaster Disaster Management Regional News Regional Travel & Tourism 

LIAT Announces 26 Flight Disruptions Due to Hurricane Jose

LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to effects of the passage of Hurricane Irma and impending passage of Hurricane Jose that several destinations have been affected. A Hurricane watch is in effect for Antigua & Barbuda. A Tropical Storm watch is in effect for St. Kitts and Nevis. As a result of the closure of several airports in the northern part of the network as well in the interest of the safety of our passengers and crew, several flights have been cancelled. Please note that the following flights have…

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Disaster Management Regional News Regional Travel & Tourism 

LIAT Hurricane Advisory: Over 70 Fight Cancellations Announced Over Three Days

LIAT wishes to advise passengers that due to the impending passage of Hurricane Irma that several destinations will be affected. The Miami based National Hurricane Center has advised that Irma is expected to affect the north eastern Leeward Islands as a major hurricane. Hurricane warnings are in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis, St. Maarten and portions of the Leeward Islands. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico and Tortola. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Dominica. In the interest of…

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Disaster Management Regional News Regional Travel & Tourism 

Advisory 2: LIAT Announces Flight Disruptions Due to Irma

LIAT has advised passengers that due to the impending passage of Hurricane Irma that several destinations will be affected. The Miami based National Hurricane Center has advised that Irma is expected to affect the north eastern Leeward Islands as a major hurricane. Hurricane watches are in effect for Antigua, Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis, St. Maarten and portions of the Leeward Islands. In the interest of passenger and crew safety, several flights have been retimed and/or cancelled. Please note that the following flights have been cancelled for…

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Disaster Management Regional News Regional Travel & Tourism 

LIAT Issues Travel Advisory Ahead of Hurricane Irma

LIAT has advised passengers that due to the impending passage of Hurricane Irma, several destinations in LIAT’s network may be affected. Based on official sources, Hurricane Irma is expected to move over or near the north eastern Leeward Islands. LIAT will continue to monitor official advisories and advise passengers of any changes to our operations. Passengers who have flights over the next week (4th – 11th September) to islands north of Dominica that may be in the projected path will be allowed to make changes to their reservations. LIAT will…

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Politics Regional Travel & Tourism 

Gaston Tells “some” Islands to Stop Making Excuses and Support LIAT

Prime Minister, Hon. Gaston Browne, has called on his Caribbean Community (CARICOM) colleagues to ‘step up to the plate’ and to contribute towards the continued operations of LIAT. Speaking at the CARICOM 28th Intercessional Meeting in Guyana on Thursday, PM Browne noted that the Antigua-based regional airline is a ‘very important institution’ that is critical to the integration movement. He said LIAT must be operated on the basis of ‘shared benefits and shared burden’ as he urged his colleagues to contribute to the upkeep of the airline. “Some countries continue to make…

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Regional Travel & Tourism 

LIAT Prepares for Flights From Argyle

LIAT is in final preparations to begin service from the Argyle International Airport commencing on Tuesday 14th February. The airline will operate the first flight from the new facility with flight LI 560 scheduled to depart at 6:45 a.m. The airline participated in several preparatory exercises including the simulation exercise on January 24th with a team headed by Ms. Sonya John, Executive Manager of Airports and Customer Service, comprised of members of several departments including Flight Operations, Cargo, IT and Marketing. The team completed the simulation exercise as well as…

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Regional Travel & Tourism Tourism 

LIAT to Suspend Service to USVI, Guadeloupe to Dominica from March 1

As part of its efforts to achieve greater profitability and improve efficiency in 2017, LIAT will restructure its operations by suspending service to the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Guadeloupe to Dominica routes. Effective March 1, 2017, the airline will stop flying to St. Croix, and service to St. Thomas will end on June 14. The airline will suspend its Guadeloupe to Dominica route on March 2nd and will instead operate a return Antigua to Guadeloupe flight. These moves are intended to help stabilise the airline’s flight schedule and network. The suspension comes after the…

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Regional Travel & Tourism 

LIALPA Wants LIAT to “Deal Appropriately With Disruptive Passenger Who Caused Flight Cancellation”

The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) is waiting to be informed of the measures LIAT will take in dealing with the passenger who caused the disruption and cancellation of one of its flights on December 13th 2016. The passenger who was on-board an aircraft in Barbados, destined for St Vincent, made a serious allegation that they had detected the smell of alcohol on one of the pilots. LIALPA is aware of the standing procedures the Company has in dealing with disruptive passengers. In the past, these measures have included legal action taken…

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