Antigua Observer:-Regional carrier Liat said it will be severing its short-term relationship with Caribbean Helicopters which had been facilitating airlift to and from Anguilla.
In a press release, Liat said the agreement officially ends on November 19 and LIAT has opted not to renew the contract with the company.
“As we continue to pursue our relentless pursuit of operational efficiency and profitability, both us and our partner, Caribbean Helicopters, have decided not to extend the arrangement,” stated LIAT’s Chief Commercial Officer, Lloyd Carswell.
This announcement comes as LIAT said it will continue to explore the best possible ways to improve its bottom line and customer service, and that some route rationalisation is likely to continue into 2017.
“LIAT is honoured to have been able to assist the islands of Anguilla and Nevis in the augmentation of their airlift for 2016, and we would like to take this opportunity to wish them the very best in the development of their tourism product for the future,” the release said.
The Caribbean Airline, operates a fleet of ATR 42 and ATR 72 aircraft across a regional network of 18 destinations throughout Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St Croix, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Maarten, St Thomas, St Vincent, Tortola and Trinidad.