LIAT likely to lose millions due to Irma

Regional carrier LIAT , is likely to lose millions of dollars following the passage of Hurricane Irma, according to regional media reports.

The airline’s Chief Executive Officer Julie Reifer-Jones made the disclosure on Wednesday during a conference call, it has been reported.

Jones stated that due to the airline’s inability to operate commercial flights to some islands, such as St. Maarten and the British Virgin Islands, it is estimated that US$4.4 million dollars could be lost between now and the end of this year.

“Regional travel is very dependent on what’s happening in the economies of the region and of course an horrific event of this sort will impact certain territories and also the region as a whole. And that will impact regional travel and LIAT.”

She added that two years ago it was Dominica and now the network is being impacted by St Maarten and Tortola (BVI).

The LIAT CEO said that based on previous experience it takes some time before recovery takes place.

“For us, St Maarten and Tortola are key destinations in our network. We have done some preliminary assessments and we think that the negative impact on LIAT will be in the region of EC$6 million through to the end of the year,” Reifer-Jones stated.

She said that based on this assessment, the airline’s commercial team was “looking at our flight schedules to determine whether there are some other opportunities for us to reposition aircraft to be able to generate some additional revenue in other areas.”

The LIAT CEO said that overall the airline was forced to cancel 33 flights since Hurricane Irma’s deadly passage.

15 Comments

  1. Deborah
    September 17, 2017 at 1:56 pm Reply

    Persons lost their lives.so wat?????
    Loose millions my foot………
    Many people lost millions tooooooo

  2. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 2:41 pm Reply

    Damn flights are so costly, loosing a few millions isn’t terrible…..

    1. Pastor Aristide
      September 17, 2017 at 3:51 pm Reply

      True to go to Barbados it’s thousands

  3. 666 - No Political Affiliation.
    September 17, 2017 at 2:44 pm Reply

    Money has no friends, no compassion, no scruples.

  4. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 5:34 pm Reply

    They thought the found a good excuse for losing millions other than mismanagement.

  5. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 6:37 pm Reply

    Liat wow really lost millions wat about life y didnt u say give back to st martin and tartola

  6. Anonymous
    September 17, 2017 at 7:03 pm Reply

    You have stoped doing flight to US Virgin Islands. Don don’t care about the people who wants to visit there families in other Islands you talk as if you were doing free flight to the US Virgin Islands

  7. M L
    September 17, 2017 at 7:04 pm Reply

    You have stoped doing flight to US Virgin Islands. Don don’t care about the people who wants to visit there families in other Islands you talk as if you were doing free flight to the US Virgin Islands

  8. M L
    September 17, 2017 at 7:06 pm Reply

    You have stoped doing flight to US Virgin Islands. don’t care about the people who wants to visit there families in other Islands you talk as if you were doing free flight to the US Virgin Islands

  9. Gretta
    September 17, 2017 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Last month my Brother in law brother died in the US so he traveled to Barbados for a visa to come to NY to bury his brother Liat charge him over $1000.00 from Dominica to Barbados. That was wickedness..So Hurticane IRMA felt his pain and took the $$$ back from List..I am very Happy.Good morning.What comes around goes around.Money is the Root of all Evil.

    1. Mother Theresa
      September 17, 2017 at 11:18 pm Reply

      Last month my Brother in law brother died in the US so he traveled to Barbados for a visa to come to NY to bury his brother Liat charge him over $1000.00 from Dominica to Barbados. That was wickedness..So Hurticane IRMA felt his pain and took the $$$ back from Liat..I am very Happy What comes around goes around.Money is the Root of all Evil.

  10. Mother Theresa
    September 17, 2017 at 11:18 pm Reply

    Last month my Brother in law brother died in the US so he traveled to Barbados for a visa to come to NY to bury his brother Liat charge him over $1000.00 from Dominica to Barbados. That was wickedness..So Hurticane IRMA felt his pain and took the $$$ back from Liat..I am very Happy What comes around goes around.Money is the Root of all Evil.

  11. Concern citizen
    September 17, 2017 at 11:38 pm Reply

    I hope Liat learns a Hard lesson from Hurricane IRMA and will begin to treat their customers Fairly and with Respect.That LIAT meaning “LEAVE ISLAND ANY TIME” & LATE I AM TODAY” always leaving their passengers stranded on their own and giving them a hard time to refund them their $$$. “Justice is Served”…

  12. Concern citizen
    September 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm Reply

    Another Liat wickedness
    Early September 2017 my Brother,Sister & Niece left Atlanta for Dominica to bury our Aunt.They arrived in Barbodos Liat cancelled their Flight did not put them up in a Hotel Did not give them any vouchers for food.Left then stranded on their own in Barbados. They kept going back & forth to the Airport for 2 days still no flight Liat never told them they will be compensated for anything what so ever.On the 3rd day American Airlines treated them nicely with Respect and had them returned to Atlanta at no extra cost for the changes of their flights. LIAT, LIAT, LIAT Learn your lesson. God does not sleep.Liat I am warning you. Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you. Hurricane IRMA was tired with you.

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