Regional carrier LIAT to be liquidated says Antigua PM. A LIAT ATR awaits departure at dawn. . “I can report with certainty that since announcements were being made earlier this week about LIAT’s demise, six airlines have come forward offering to fill the space . LIAT also pays landing fees, rentals to the Airport Authority, and makes other kinds of purchases including fuel, that add significantly to the economy of Antigua and every country to which LIAT flies,” the statement said. Prime Minister Gaston Browne, speaking on the … In the meantime, Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines, which has its own fleet of ATR planes is waiting in the wings to pick up any slack from LIAT. We are satisfied that these six airlines can more than fill the immediate gap, particularly given the reduced traffic within the COVID-19 pandemic. LIAT is also a founding member of the Caribsky Alliance. Resumption of flights to Tortola, St. Kitts and Barbados are also planned. The Court appointed Administrator for the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, Cleveland Seaforth, says talks are still ongoing with Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines after the two former shareholder governments of the airline temporarily banned the airline from landing at the airports in the two countries over valid flight approvals. Ownership of the airline was acquired by 11 Caribbean Governments in 1974 and it was renamed LIAT (1974) Ltd. With the financially strapped regional airline LIAT facing the likelihood of being liquidated, many stranded customers with credited accounts have been left in the dark on how or if they will be refunded. St John’s – The cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, which is undergoing a restructuring programme, is likely to return to the skies in November, a senior government minister has said here. Bird International Airport, Antigua, LIAT is said to be a lifeline of the 15 islands it serves. Caribbean regional airline, LIAT (LI, Antigua), currently in administration, is to relaunch on November 1, 2020, according to the Office of the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. The 45-year-old LIAT, owned by a handful of regional governments, provides vital service between 15 Caribbean countries, connected by economics and … The biggest challenge is to get the patient, LIAT, to agree to this treatment solution. LIAT Limited (The Caribbean Airline) (Antigua) has started its fleet upgrade with the first new ATR 72-600 aircraft delivered today (June 14). The regional airline is expected to be replaced by a new, “leaner” carrier. Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story. However, he did not commit to a firm date for its relaunch: “It’s likely to happen in the new month. Caribbean regional airline, LIAT (LI, Antigua), currently in administration, may return to operations as early as November 2020, according to Antigua’s Information Minister Melford Nicholas. The Prime Minister said she was confident the airlines out of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique and the United States would suffice in maintaining the connectivity, especially for the subregion. By Orville Williams Foreign Affairs Minister, EP Chet Greene, has welcomed the return of Antigua-based carrier LIAT to Barbados and St Vincent and the … The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) celebrations to commemorate the birth of party founder and father... WASHINGTON – A rehearsal for U.S President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration scheduled for Sunday... Washington - President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a US$1.9 trillion (£1.4tn) stimulus plan for... For information about this website or content published please contact the, Subscribe to NationNews with our Webfeed. This is the first of a total of eight ATRs (four 68-seat ATR 72-600s and four 48-seat ATR 42-600s) that will be introduced into LIAT’s fleet. For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android. Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne seems to have been successful in his quest to halt the liquidation of LIAT, at least for now. That Virgin Atlantic invests in LIAT is said to have been talked about during Branson’s meeting with officials last week (w/c 29/04/19).. ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, on Monday resumed its commercial schedule with flights operating to a limited number … The airlines expresses hope to add more destinations to her route network. This is the latest update from Cabinet spokesman, Minister of Information, Melford Nicholas, who said the positive news was passed on to the Cabinet by Prime Minister Gaston Browne. The Prime Minister said there will be a meeting of all shareholders shortly to discuss collapsing LIAT. The restructured and much smaller LIAT will only have 2 shareholder governments still participating in the airline: Antigua and Dominica. St. John’s, Antigua- Antigua-based carrier LIAT will resume flights to St. Maarten and Antigua as of December 31, 2020. The Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda announced over the weekend that the regional carrier LIAT Ltd. Airlines will likely face liquidation in 2020. . The resumption of flights comes after a big restructuring of the airline, which saw a reduction of planes from 7 ATR Aircraft to only 3 now. LIAT planes grounded (Photo: NOW Grenada) By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff. Thomas Cook signs interline deals with Liat and airBaltic 10 December 2018 Airline News Pointe Express: It is almost certain now that the Antigua-based regional carrier, LIAT, will return to the skies, perhaps as early as next month. LAT, after bailouts from its shareholder partners, is slated for liquidation amidst a heavy debt burden exceeding a hundred million dollars, accoridng to Chair of Shareholder Governments, Dr Ralph Gonsalves. Emirates or Virgin Atlantic, to set up a new airline. Will they strike or go bankrupt after I've bought my ticket and leave me stranded at the airport? The airline, based in Antigua, will be formed into a new entity that will provide vital connections between the Caribbean islands. Tourism and Civil Aviation Sectors in the region are making significant moves to ensure there is alternative transport in the face of the possible demise of regional airline LIAT, which has served the region for more than 40 years. LIAT Limited (The Caribbean Airline) (Antigua) has started its fleet upgrade with the first new ATR 72-600 aircraft delivered today (June 14). Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says he will now meet with the Vincentian employees of bankrupt regional carrier LIAT, as he now has something new to say to them: the airline has asked his government for debt forgiveness. Latest News. LIAT introduces the following baggage fees St. John’s, Antigua- Antigua-based carrier LIAT will resume flights to St. Maarten and Antigua as of December 31, 2020. LIAT to relaunch in mid-4Q20 29.10.2020 - 05:00 UTC. Caribbean countries and territories and, indeed, all stakeholders must engage immediately in a visionary session to effect a global innovative search for a financially strong airline partner, e.g. This first ATR in LIAT’s fleet is being leased from GECAS (GE Capital Aviation Services). The Caribbean airline LIAT formally known as Leeward Islands Air Transport is on the brink of liquidation, according to Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne The Prime Minister said in Barbados Today there will be a meeting of all shareholders shortly to discuss collapsing LIAT and a new entity will be formed. CAPA Profiles Each profile offers comprehensive news and analysis, as well as the ability to drill down into data on schedules, capacity share, fleet, traffic, financial results and more. LIAT has been grounded since March as a result of low demand for its services amidst the COVID-19 […] In 1971 Court Line Aviation of the UK acquired control and renamed the airline LIAT and in 1974, ownership of the airline was acquired by 11 Caribbean Governments in 1974 and it was then renamed LIAT … Speaking in a CARICOM Special Conference outgoing Chair and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley noted that at least six airlines from the region are keen to … BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Antigua and Barbuda government has unveiled a reorganization plan for the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, even as a last ditch meeting of shareholder governments scheduled for later on Monday does not appear to shift the position being adopted by Barbados, the carriers, largest shareholder.