LIAT could resume passenger services within weeks

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said regional airline LIAT could return to the Caribbean skies soon to once again ferry passengers to and from most of its destinations.

Prime Minister Browne said LIAT discontinued passenger services after most of the countries it serve closed their borders to halt the spread of COVID-19 The airline last extended the suspension of its passenger services to May 31.

Browne said they have not decided as yet but there’s what is called equalization of risk.

He noted that within the OECS, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States – all of the countries, he believes the next two weeks or so will be declared COVID-free.

On May 14, Chief Executive Officer, Julie Reifer-Jones explained that the airline continues to monitor the efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and that the further extension was necessary.

Reifer-Jones reassured the public that the airline was putting plans in place to resume operations as soon as there was a clear timeline by territories for the reopening of their borders.