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LIAT COMMENCES SERVICE TO US VIRGIN ISLANDS IN JULY

LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, will commence service to the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) from July 2nd, 2018. This official announcement came at a press conference held at the Lieutenant Governor’s Office in St. Thomas on Monday 12th 2018. LIAT’s Corporate Communications Manager, Shavar Maloney reiterated LIAT’s commitment to the region and to maintaining connectivity. He thanked the Lieutenant Governor and other authorities in the United States Virgin Islands for their cooperation in this partnership to ensure this service is available to the territory. LIAT will commence operations from July…

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High Hopes of Rojer Inglis, LIAT’s Newly Appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, announces the appointment of Mr. Rojer Inglis as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Inglis replaces Mrs. Julie Reifer-Jones who assumed the office of Chief Executive Officer in 2017. Prior to joining LIAT (1974) Ltd, Mr. Inglis was the Chief Financial Officer of National Health Insurance Plan, Turks and Caicos and has held positions at W.A.S.A. St. Lucia and Cable & Wireless Barbados Ltd. Mr. Inglis is a Chartered Certified Accountant with membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He brings a wealth of experience having…

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Sandals Chairman Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart Receives Tourism Icon Award at UNWTO Conference

Chairman and founder of Sandals Resorts International, Gordon “Butch” Stewart, was this week honoured at the UNWTO, Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank’s Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism. At the Conference’s Gala Dinner and Tourism Icon Awards, held on Wednesday, the UNWTO, in association with Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism, presented Mr. Stewart with the Global Legend of the Caribbean Award in recognition of his long and outstanding contribution to sustainable global tourism growth and to job creation in the Caribbean.…

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BREAKING NEWS: LIAT Pilots Strike Again, Flights Disrupted

Moments after announcing an increase in flights to disaster affected islands, LIAT has released a statement advising the travelling public of industrial action by the members of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA). This action, the airline says, has stemmed from the union’s disagreement with a company decision. “The Management of LIAT, this morning, met with LIALPA in an effort to quickly resolve this issue with the pilots and restore services to the travelling public. However our flight services still remain disrupted,” the airline said in a statement on…

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LIAT Increases Flights Into Affected Territories

LIAT, the Caribbean Airline, will next week increase its scheduled commercial flights into the territories affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The airline has been working to restore capacity to the affected territories as they continue their rebuilding efforts. The airline will increase its flights into Dominica, St. Maarten, and Tortola. This will provide greater connectivity for passengers within and outside the LIAT network. Interim Chief Commercial Officer, Audra Walker noted that demand is improving and the airline has been working closely with the relevant authorities to rebuild capacity to…

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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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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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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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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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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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