(REAL News) — The far-reaching disruption in LIAT’s schedule is being seen by some observers as the proverbial “nail in the coffin,” which could end the airline’s planned transition to LIAT 2020. And, according to some residents, it might also spell the last term of Prime Minister Gaston Browne, given the close results of the last General Elections.
On Tuesday, November 7, the airline announced that unscheduled maintenance challenges “have caused LIAT to suspend its current schedule… .”
However, it went on to say that, due to logistical and supply-chain issues, it does not have a concrete deadline for the return to its regular schedule; thus, several flights in the coming weeks have been cancelled.
According to the airline, it is currently exploring all available options to assist passengers and its Reservations Call Centre is contacting them to assist with their travel needs.
According to some persons, with an increase in regional travel; increased tourism arrivals into Antigua and Barbuda and the Caribbean; and cruise-ship home-porting, LIAT simply does not have
the capacity required at this time.
It was noted that the Caribbean needs a proper, well-managed, well scheduled airline service, and it does not appear that the Gaston Browne Administration can handle the full resuscitation of LIAT on its own.
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Questions are also being raised about the proposed deal with the Nigerian airline Air Peace, which is expected to become the major shareholder and take over the affairs of the regional carrier.
Other persons are asking why PM Browne and his administration do not stop wasting taxpayers’ money since LIAT is all but dead.
One man commented that, just like it wasted money trying to beat United Progressive Party candidate Kelvin “Shugy” Simon during the recent by-election in St. Mary’s South – and failed – the
Administration seems destined for the same outcome with LIAT.
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