LIAT admits its struggling

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 12, 2016 11:42

LIAT admits its struggling

Regional Caribbean airline, LIAT’s chief commercial officer, Lloyd Carswell, has stated that it is operating under “major constraints” to service Caribbean countries in its network. The comments were made during a meeting between the carrier’s management team and Vincentian officials last week to discuss the island’s complaints about LIAT’s poor service.

Carswell said that the airline was struggling to provide a significant number of flights daily with less aircraft. “We currently operate, on average, 80 flights per day, ranging from the north of the Caribbean to the extreme south with just nine aircraft.  Five years ago LIAT operated a schedule with 17 aircraft,” he contended. Bad weather was also blamed for the poor service.

LIAT has also been affected by the failure of the airline management to shift its base from Antigua and Barbuda to Barbados, which was decided in February 2015. Government officials have questioned why the move hadn’t yet taken place.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed September 12, 2016 11:42