LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, has successfully concluded a commercial agreement with Caribbean Airlines to operate flights on the Trinidad and Tobago air bridge.
The airline will operate an ATR 72 aircraft to provide assistance in moving passengers on the air bridge.
The agreement between the airlines is as a result of the challenges on the passenger sea bridge between the islands and the increase in capacity needed by Caribbean Airlines which has been requested by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
Chief Executive Officer of LIAT, Julie Reifer-Jones, noted that this type of cooperation is an important part of maintaining connectivity.
“We are happy to enter into this agreement with Caribbean Airlines to assist them in providing this integral service.”
She stated the LIAT aircraft will be operated and maintained by LIAT staff.
The CEO noted that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago is also a shareholder in LIAT and the airline is happy to be able to assist at this critical time.
The commercial agreement saw the first flight being operated on Monday afternoon from the Piarco International Airport.
LIAT’s regular schedule will be maintained as the airline continues to work to restore connectivity to its destinations affected by the hurricanes of 2017.