Saint Lucia considering regional travel options with LIAT2020

Prime Minister Browne and newly elected Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, the Hon. Philip J. Pierre before the swearing of his Cabinet today/Digital photos by Office of the Prime Minister/AUGUTS 2021

SOURCE-LOOP-NEWS: The Antiguan Government has partnered with a Nigerian Airline, Air Peace, to create a new Airline, LIAT2020.

By April 14, 2024, the new iteration of LIAT was near complete certification for test flights in the region.

Prime Minister Pierre says Saint Lucia is closely monitoring these developments with a keen interest to get involved.

“The prime minister of Antigua has gone into a partnership with an African Airline. They want to launch LIAT2020. Saint Lucia has not got involved in terms of putting any finances. We are monitoring and talking to Antigua,” Pierre said.

LIAT 2020 is reportedly a 30/70 partnership between the government of Antigua and Barbuda and Air Peace, which would invest up to USD80 million into the venture that is to boost flagging regional connectivity.

The Nigerian carrier has committed to providing three E145s to LIAT 2020.

Pierre says once a share structure is established, Saint Lucia will begin official discussions with Antigua.

“Very soon, when things are ready, when the share structure is organised, Saint Lucia will look at it and its feasibility. We need to improve air travel in this country so we’ll see what we can do.”

Currently, Saint Lucia has air travel arrangements with numerous airlines to bolster connectivity to the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

In most cases, air fare for travel outside of the region is cheaper than regional travel.

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  1. The greatest Nigerian scam in the making here in the Caribbean.

    I have my popcorn and rum ready

    • Say what you know directly not what you heard from Media and hater’s please kindly do investigative journalism before derogatory statement it’s a character and reputation assassination be mindful…

      • @Okafor KC…I’ve never met a Nigerian who thinks, that others have more intelligence, in many aspect of life than they do. Know not one. This spell’s Obeah powering classism.

        The irony about places like Lagos and Legba in Nigeria, where 100.0000000666% of the people are the most intelligent HUEmans🙃[NOT], and the Country is one of the richest in Africa, in terms of resources, why are these major cities, of modern Metropolis amenities looking and becoming more and more like Ghettos?
        Does these words ‘self-centred and selfishness’ describes Nigerians to you?
        You can taylor your responses around…

        A…Legba and Mami Wata – Yorouba!
        B…jesus christ – Christianity!
        C…allah – Muslims!


        Jumbee_Picknee aka Ras Smood
        De’ole Dutty Peg🦶🏿Garrat_Bastard

        Vere C. Edwards

      • @Okafor
        St. Lucia PM is no fool he recognizes the 30/70 partnership between the government of Antigua and Barbuda and Air Peace, does not take investigative journalists to know from basic arithmetic that the numbers don’t add up.
        Antigua and Barbuda has taken oven a LIAT (1974) loan. It is investing another $20 million to rebuild and certify that its plains are safe and meets regulations.
        With an $80 million investment Antigua gets 30% ownership
        Air Peace promises to provide 3 jets plains and gets 70% ownership.
        Give the details to a 3rd Form Class and within an hour they will conclude that the numbers don’t add up. Something very fishy is happening. It suggests that Air Peace is holding 45% of LIAT (2020) ownership for undisclosed individuals.
        What I find interesting about the article beyond the writers parroting the Government’s PR is the no journalist or publisher exists in the entire Caribbean who could inform the public that this partnership makes no sense from a financial standpoint.
        The St Lucia PM says he is waiting “vey soon, when things are ready, when the share structure is organised” he’ll make a decision about the LIAT (2020)
        Prime Minister Pierre seems to recognize that the 70/30. He is fully aware this is a bogus ownership scheme.

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