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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. […]

LIAT responds to NUPW

LIAT responds to NUPW

Regional carrier LIAT is defending its record in the wake of scathing criticism by the head of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) Dennis Clarke. Clarke, who was stuck in Antigua last week due to flight problems, had called for a review of the airline’s operations, describing it as ‘bedlam’. But in a statement […]

LIAT key, says airport official

LIAT key, says airport official

Despite a noticeable decline in numbers, regional airline LIAT has been described as the largest mover of passenger traffic through the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA). Corporate communications specialist at the GAIA, Keith Goddard, said the airline remained “a key partner” of that facility, adding that regional transportation continued to play a critical role in […]

Treat for LIAT fliers

Treat for LIAT fliers

Regional airline LIAT has formed a partnership with one of this island’s largest distributors, Bryden Stokes Limited, to offer customers a hot beverage and a snack on selected flights out of Barbados over the next month. In addition, senior commercial manager of LIAT, Derrick Frederick, said the airline would, over the coming months, be embarking […]

Reduce taxes, new LIAT CEO says

Reduce taxes, new LIAT CEO says

The newly appointed CEO of LIAT believes a reduction in taxation on intra-regional travel will help increase revenues for the governments of the Caribbean and give customers a fairer deal. David Evans, who assumed leadership duties on April 22, 2014, acknowledged taxes are important to reinvest in aviation infrastructure, but he would like to see governments fully examine the overall economic […]

New LIAT CEO confirmed

LIAT has confirmed the appointment of David Evans as chief executive officer effective April 22. Evans takes over from Julie Reifer-Jones, who has been acting in the position since then Captain Ian Brunton resigned in September last year. Evans – a British national – has more than 35 years of experience in senior roles within […]

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