LIAT cuts more routes

Antigua Observer:-Antigua-based carrier LIAT will be cutting several routes as of next month, as “part of its efforts to achieve greater profitability and improve efficiency”.

Flights to and from the United States Virgin Islands and between Dominica and Guadeloupe are among those to be axed.

The airline said in a release yesterday, that effective March 1, 2017, it will stop flying to St Croix, and the service to St Thomas will end on March 14.

The release also noted that the airline will suspend its Guadeloupe to Dominica route on March 2 and will instead operate a return  Antigua to Guadeloupe flight.

“These moves are intended to help stabilise the airline’s flight schedule and network,” the company said.

The suspensions followed a route review aimed at ensuring the airline only flies on commercially viable routes.

Chief Commercial Officer Lloyd Carswell said the change means more time added to schedules at airports throughout the region and the removal of some of the underperforming routes.

According to Carswell, once Liat has achieved operational integrity, the company may consider re-instating St Thomas on a seasonal basis.

The news comes ahead of a planned meeting between regional trade unions and the management of Liat on Friday.

The restructuring of routes is among several issues down for discussion.


  1. Anonymous
    February 8, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    The first route to cut is the Saint Lucia-Barbados-St. Vincent route. If I have to go to St. Vincent from Saint Lucia why must I stop in Barbados first?
    Then in Barbados I have to deplane and those disgusting Bajans have to screen me before I board the same plane to St. Vincent. Barbados is not part of the OECS or the Caribbean but is really a little island out in the Atlantic and does not border the Caribbean Sea.

  2. Anonymous
    February 8, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Lol. .they always think they are soo special. .schuups.

    1. red pole
      February 8, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      And them ugly and lazy (Words deleted)

  3. red pole
    February 8, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Lol.and them ugly and lazy like what I don’t kno

  4. Bwet Cucu
    February 8, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Do y’all in Jamaica papcarn and all them artists their music is allowed on local airwaves ? The Jamaican government believe by banning such tunes on the airwaves it can help quell their murder rate so my boys export the music to us let out DJ’s at it and corrupt our youth! Dexter Daps a few lines of his tune—Shot fire every man a drop flat
    Everybody strap, every pon a knock
    Spin like the rims on the Cadillac
    When the M1 a knock
    Shot fire every man a drop flat
    We around here so everybody, back-back

    1. Anonymous
      February 11, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      What does this have to do with Liat?