LIAT further extends suspension of passenger services


LIAT advised that it is extending the suspension of its passenger services to May 31st, 2020 given the current border closures and travel restrictions within the regional network.

Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Julie Reifer-Jones explained that the airline continues to
monitor the efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and that the further extension is
necessary at this time. “ While there are ongoing discussions about the reopening of
borders, no firm date has been set to facilitate regional travel as yet” she advised. She
noted that this essentially meant that passengers were unable to travel across the LIAT

Passengers booked during the extended period of suspension will automatically have their
bookings cancelled and will receive full credit for future travel. Passengers will be able to
rebook as soon as the airline announces the resumption of passenger services.

Mrs Reifer-Jones reassured the public that the airline was putting plans in place to resume
operations as soon as there was a clear timeline by territories for the reopening of their
borders. “ We have been working with our stakeholders to develop a plan for resuming
flights when this is possible.” The CEO also advised that the airline has in place strict
cleaning protocols for its aircraft to ensure the health and safety of its passengers and

The airline acknowledged that this was an extremely difficult time for its employees and
other stakeholders across the region. While LIAT is operating with a skeletal staff, the CEO
stated that the airline continues to offer charter and cargo services.

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  1. Good afternoon,
    I was wondering if there were charter flights available from Dominica to Antigua anytime in the near future.
    Thank you

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