Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Brown, has announced plans to liquidate the regional carrier LIAT according to Caribbean National Weekly.
According to the Prime Minister, the current LIAT will be replaced with a much leaner LIAT that will retain the LIAT brand.
Previously the airline had made this announcement:
LIAT‘s commercial passenger services will remain suspended until July 15, 2020, due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Julie Reifer-Jones noted that while territories have begun to announce reopening dates, there are extended quarantine restrictions and protocols which are impacting the demand for travel. The CEO noted that the airline’s Management and Board of Directors will continue to monitor the situation and will review the decision in July as more information becomes available.
Passengers booked during the extended period of suspension will automatically have their bookings cancelled and will receive full airline credit for future travel. Passengers will be able to rebook as soon as the airline announces the resumption of passenger services.
Mrs. Reifer-Jones also advised that the airline was open to working with regional governments to repatriate citizens who were stranded across the region while its commercial services are suspended.
The airline acknowledged that while the extension was extremely difficult, it was necessary as the airline works towards a feasible restart. The CEO reassured that LIAT is still committed to keeping the region connected.
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