Antigua Says Liat's Future Would Include The Florida Route

The Antigua and Barbuda government says its future plans for the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, will fly as far north as Florida, stopping in places like Jamaica, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

Antigua and Barbuda is seeking to become the largest shareholder government of the airline and is in negotiations with Barbados to acquire most of that country’s shareholding in the Antigua-based airline.

The other shareholder governments are Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada.

Antigua and Barbuda government currently holds 34 percent of the shares.

The government said it would seek to acquire shares owned by Barbados through a takeover of the liability of Barbados of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

Instead of collapsing LIAT or reducing the size the Gaston Browne administration is aiming to enlarge LIAT’s routes.

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