LIAT to resume commercial flights with limited schedule

Eastern Caribbean carrier LIAT has indicated that when it resumes commercial flights on November 30, it will be providing service to a limited number of destinations and routes.

“The airline will operate flights five days a week to seven destinations across the LIAT network. The seven destinations are: Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts, and St Vincent,” a press release outlined.

“The limited schedule of flights will return connectivity to these destinations which were impacted by the airline’s suspension of commercial services,” it continued.

Tourists arrive at the Hewanorra International Airport, located near Vieux Fort Quarter, in St Lucia. Beginning November 30, LIAT will offer a limited service to destinations including St Lucia, Grenada, Barbados, St Vincent, Dominica, and St Kitts. (Photo: eTurbo News)

LIAT has, however, promised that by next month it will roll out a schedule that includes additional destinations.

So far, the airline has completed all the training and regulatory requirements relevant to the territories it will offer flights come 30 November. Furthermore, LIAT has implemented several new procedures to ensure the safety of its staff and passengers with the aim of reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

Among the measures that the carrier has put in place are: the mandatory wearing of masks at check-in and onboard, enhancement of its cleaning and sanitisation protocols, and new boarding procedures.

The Government of Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, decided earlier this year to reorganise LIAT. (File photo)

“Passengers will be able to book flights via the LIAT website (www.liat.com) or the Reservations Call Centre. The airline has also published its policy for persons who will want to utilise their credits to book flights during the new limited schedule. However, passengers seeking refunds will have to await the outcome of the administration process,” the airline informed.

LIAT has been under administration after the Government of Antigua and Barbuda took the decision to reorganise the airline and a local court appointed an administrator.