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LIAT gets new ATR, to hit the skies by mid December

This afternoon, LIAT welcomed its new ATR72 aircraft at the V.C. Bird International Airport.

The aircraft, a brand new 68-seater carrying the tail number V2-LIN, was piloted from Toulouse, France by Captain Philemon Gunsam and First Officer Rawle Francis both of Antigua. Accompanying the crew were Engineer Robert Collins and Quality Manager Conrad William Lewis.

After the customary fly-by and water canon salute, the aircraft was greeted by LIAT’s Line Minister in Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Robin Yearwood and the management and staff of LIAT.

robin-yearwood_liat-atr_image1-003Sir Robin commented that he was pleased on the arrival of this new aircraft and urged all LIAT staff to continue working together to strengthen the airline’s essential service to the region.

V2-LIN is scheduled to go into commercial service by mid-December and passengers should expect continued improvement in LIAT’s services over the coming festive season.

The management of LIAT would like to thank its staff for a successful delivery, certification and ferry of this new aircraft.

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