LIAT extends suspension of passenger services to May 31
Regional air carrier LIAT has extended the suspension of its passenger services to May 31, 2020, due to the current border closures and travel restrictions within the regional network.
In a statement issued today, Chief Executive Officer, Julie Reifer-Jones, explained that the airline continues to monitor efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and that the further extension is necessary at this time: “While there are ongoing discussions about the reopening of borders, no firm date has been set to facilitate regional travel as yet.”
Passengers booked with the airline during the extended period of suspension will automatically have their bookings cancelled and will receive full credit for future travel.
Reifer-Jones reassured the public that the airline was putting plans in place to resume operations as soon as there was a clear timeline by territories for the reopening of their borders: “We have been working with our stakeholders to develop a plan for resuming flights when this is possible.”
The CEO also advised that the airline has in place strict cleaning protocols for its aircraft to ensure the health and safety of its passengers and staff.
While LIAT is operating with a skeletal staff, Reifer-Jones stated that the airline continues to offer charter and cargo services.