LIAT To Get Additional Aircraft


LIAT will soon get two additional aircraft as efforts are being made to expand its operations in the region.

According to Information Minister Melford Nicholas, the current difficulties related to intra-regional travel and trade make the expansion of LIAT’s services an urgent matter.

“We are at that stage where LIAT (1974) has continued to operate. Of course, they are encumbered by the limited number of aircraft, so the intention is to scale up the operation so that we can have at least two more aircraft on lease arrangements.

“ It is more than likely that the leases will be undertaken by LIAT (2020) Ltd. and [be] passed over to LIAT (1974} Ltd. to use until the convergence takes place,” he revealed last Thursday.

“Anyone who has travelled the region in recent times would attest to the fact that this now comes with much challenges.

“Our general manager at ABS recently went to Tobago and had much difficulties travelling to that destination and back simply because of the reduced carriage of an effective sub-regional carrier such as LIAT,” he said.

Nicholas firmly holds the view that LIAT must return to the skies and provide connections throughout the region which customers across the islands have become accustomed to and rely heavily upon.

“The government of Antigua and Barbuda is doing all in its power, under the law, to ensure we get to that place sooner rather than later,” he declared.

Meanwhile, Minister Nicholas indicated that Prime Minister Gaston Browne has received assurances of support for LIAT from his counterparts in the region, and particularly, from the newly elected OECS governments. pointe xpress

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  1. LIAT owes everybody money. No one wants to lease anything to LIAT. Everywhere they go they are being turned down. Political election gimmicks.

    Plus, when the lesser look at the poor quality Execs at the company, people they have dealt with in the past, who ran the company to the ground and could not pay them when Covid hit, will NEVER give any planes to LIAT unless they come up with the 30 millions per aircraft in cash.

    If Comrade “Worl Boss” don’t get rid of those losers Execs LIAT will not go anywhere.

  2. @ upp I think you hit the nail on the head not only the Execs have to go but all politicians because they are the ones who have liat in this position in the first place no one can justify liat having over 600 employed alone in Antigua covid was just the last straw but liat were doomed for a long time when last anyone went on liat website and see the first thing that pops up a Notice saying liat will be no longer include passengers taxes for departing passengers or collecting any fees for a number of countries that alone says a lot.

  3. Can’t even manage with you have already , can’t even pay your employees, can’t stay afloat then now ur gonna take on additional assets, to hire more employees, to owe more people hmmmm just trying to figure this out

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