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51 vying for LIAT top post

51 vying for LIAT top post

Despite widespread criticism of its current level of service, Vincentian prime minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves reported Wednesday that strong interest had been expressed in the vacant post of chief executive officer at the beleaguered regional airline LIAT. “I am told 51 people applied. Despite [the criticisms], a lot of people want to run LIAT you know,” […]

LIAT no joke!

LIAT no joke!

The struggling regional airline LIAT is threatening to stop serving countries that hurt its bottom line, while it wants those that benefit from its service to pay up. Chairman of the shareholder governments Dr Ralph Gonsalves Wednesday warned the airline must not be treated as though it were show business, as he outlined a range of […]

LIAT and pilots headed for new showdown

LIAT and pilots headed for new showdown

In the midst of celebrations to mark its 60th anniversary, the struggling regional carrier LIAT and the union representing its pilots appear to be once again headed for a showdown that could result in the grounding of flights and even more inconvenience to passengers. At issue is what the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) […]

Better must be done by LIAT –– Sinckler

Better must be done by LIAT –– Sinckler

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler wants to see LIAT’s management and shareholder governments working together to quickly resolve the issues facing the airline. Although he is not in charge of Barbados’ international transport or civil aviation, Sinckler is the one responsible for signing off on any financing Government provides to the Antigua-based carrier, and he […]

Not another cent!

Not another cent!

Regional airline LIAT Thursday announced planned route changes to ensure timely arrivals into St Vincent and the Grenadines, after the country’s leader declared that his government would not be putting another cent into beleaguered regional carrier. In a major shift in policy, Gonsalves who has championed the cause of LIAT on many occasions in the past, […]

DOMINICA – ‘Stupid move’

DOMINICA – ‘Stupid move’

ROSEAU – At least two regional leaders have openly blasted the poor service of regional airline LIAT and made calls to have the matter rectified with urgency. Chairman of the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Dr Keith Mitchelll and St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris expressed their disgust with the […]

Leave LIAT

 “Not an option!” That was the declaration of former Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Lester Bird in response to a reported plan to replace regional airline LIAT with a Barbados-based airline, as he stood in solidarity with his country’s government. The proposal, which surfaced last month, first drew the ire of Prime Minister Gaston Browne […]

LIAT reduces fuel surcharge on tickets

LIAT reduces fuel surcharge on tickets

Regional Airline LIAT has announced that it is reducing the fuel surcharge on tickets. Chief Executive Officer David Evans said effective January 15, 2015 the fuel surcharge will be reduced by 50 per cent for all new bookings. LIAT first introduced a fuel surcharge in 2003, in the wake of increasing fuel prices. In 2009 when […]

Strike threat

Strike threat

LIAT’s pilots are threatening to take industrial action over the busy holiday period if the airline company fails to meet their demands by December 10. A continued deferral of salaries, the recent dismissal of two pilots and other longstanding issues are among the main grievances the pilots are demanding to be addressed by the company. […]

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