PM Browne Questions Safety Of Airlines Seeking To Replace LIAT

Prime Minister Gaston Browne is questioning the safety records of some of the airlines that are looking to replace LIAT.

Browne told Pointe FM today that LIAT has a good safety record but that he cannot vouch for the others.

Since news of LIAT’s pending liquidation broke last week, it is reported that at least six other airlines have expressed interest in flying the space.

The prime minister said some of them are “rinky dinky” airlines with poor safety records.

He said one of the airlines, in particular, has had “two or three” accidents since beginning operations recently.

“There is a high probability of them getting into accidents because they have old assets,” Browne said.

The prime minister is also warning that the quality and comfort of the service will drop in the absence of LIAT.

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