Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Announces Major Developments for LIAT 2020 with Air Peace Partnership

Exciting Progress for LIAT2020! 🛫 This Air Peace Embraer ERJ-145 proudly displays LIAT20 titles (location TBD). Stay tuned for two demo flights this week as the airline progresses towards obtaining its Air Operator Certificate. #Avgeek #LIAT2020"

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said regional shareholder governments of the now defunct LIAT and the Caribbean Development Bank have agreed to selling three aircraft to the newly formed LIAT 2020, for the launch of the new inter-regional airline.

Browne said his government will pay US$20.1 million to acquire and operationalise the aircraft and that the new airline is being formed in partnership with a private Nigerian airline called Air Peace.

Air Peace will invest US$60 million into LIAT 2020 and, as the largest shareholder, will operate the new airline, Browne added.

Browne said approximately EC$200 million (EC$1 = US$0.37 cents) will be spent to improve air connectivity and strengthen the regional integration movement.

However, LIAT 2020 must comply with the regulatory requirements for the grant of an air operators certificate (AOC) by the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA).

Under Antigua and Barbuda’s laws ECCA has to be satisfied that an applicant for an AOC is an Antigua and Barbuda citizen.

In 2023, Allen Onyema, the founder of Air Peace, had obtained Antigua and Barbuda citizenship under the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme.

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  1. What a load of B S regurgitating same thing over and over why is it taking so long to acquire an AOC by the eastern Caribbean civil aviation authority like I’ve said before anyone flying with this brand take out some flight insurance just in case for your family.

  2. They went to bed with the crafty Nigerians and don’t know what the hell they are doing.

    Every week there is a different little twist to the story. 😂
    I thought Gatson Browne said that other islands are involved, or did I read it wrong back when it was said?

    Real pappy show fu true.

  3. And what about the former workers Mr Prime Minister. Don’t we deserve to continue living. We dont you pay the workers from those millions you are pumping into this airline that is going no where. Have a heart Mr. Browne. Former employees are struggling. Your people are struggling and you do care.

    “The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but, the ends that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.”

    Be safe and well!


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