LIAT (2020) Ltd. Plans Flight Tests with ECCAA, Progresses Towards A.O.C. Approval


The Cabinet then proceeded to hold discussions on the LIAT (2020) Ltd. and its proposed take-off.

Two flights are planned with the ECCAA (Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority) officials that are a prelude to issuing the A.O.C. (Air Operator Certificate) which is required for the airline to be authorized to fly.

The Cabinet agreed to pay $12.1 Million US into an Escrow account for the acquisition of the other planes owned by the Caribbean Development Bank.

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  1. Many Antiguan’s didn’t mark the “teargas day” in history,when on that sad sad day, Gatson Browne teargas his very own people while they were exercising their God given rights. Many voted this economic dunce back in office. Damn shame.

    Well y’all better mark this failed venture in history, with this lopsided, none profitable deal that Gatson Browne has signed with this airline Air Peace, because 4 years from now, when this deal fall apart and totally fall flat on it’s face, Gatson Browne is going to come back to you for your vote, and say, it wasn’t his fault that this terrible deal didn’t materialize.

    But you know what’s funny,even the laborites and Gatsonites are staying far from this Topic.. haven’t heard a thing from the likes of Tenman, Sideline, Dave Ray and the likes on this ” Great Deal”, the same way they kept silent about the Alpha Nero and Antigua Airways debacle.

    But that’s very striking, instead they are on here all over the billboard argument.

    That should tell you y’all something, how dumb this Airline venture is, when not even the band-wagoners are staying far from this ” great deal”. 😆

  2. Of course all Antiguans and Barbudans have a right to support any political party they choose. However over a period of time I have noticed that it appears that most of us are divided into two distinct political camps; ABLP and the UPP. There are reasons why this is so. However I see no reason why we cannot constructively criticise and encourage what is good for all of us. In many ways it is immature and unproductive. It doesn’t help with viewership of this newspaper.

    • @sharon. And your point is? Politics is the epicenter of life in any Democratic society.. Don’t talk just to talk, give some credence to your support of a man that has no financial acumen. It Has nothing to do with who you support. I call a spade a spade. If you bring a argument that make sense to refute my accusations, then I’ll listen to any side.

      I’m not a person that goes along just to go along…make it make sense nah, and this deal make no damn sense.

      Have you ever looked at the deal that has been presented? Do that, then come back with something else, please.

  3. Congratulations to all who contributed to getting our iconic Airline back into our skies. Enough respect 🙏.

    • @ Sharon
      It Ain’t back yet you better not be holding your breath some of you remind me of the trump followers

      • Can anyone tell me of any other airline company owned by a government, or different governments together? I have seen other small airline companies take to the skies, even private aircraft owners for that matter, and in little to no time have grown so big. I say shame on LIAT for being in operation for over 50 years and has to end up in such financial disaster. I hope a private entity can take ownership of this airline real soon.

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