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LIAT cuts flights to USVI, Dominica & Guadeloupe

February 8th, 2017 | Tags: LIAT USVI Guadeloupe Dominica routes
From March 2017, LIAT’s flights to and from the US Virgin Islands will no longer be available, as well as flights between Guadeloupe and Dominica. Photo: Internet Source
VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — LIAT, the Antigua-based Caribbean airline company announced on Tuesday February 7, 2017 that come March, its flights to and from the US Virgin Islands will no longer be available, as well as flights between Guadeloupe and Dominica.

According to the company, the decision to suspend operation of the mentioned routes was made “to achieve greater profitability and improve efficiency.”

The St Croix flights will stop on March 1, 2017 while the St Thomas flights end March 14, 2017, according to Liat. The Dominica/Guadeloupe route will stop on March 2, 2017.

“These moves are intended to help stabilise the airline’s flight schedule and network,” the company said.

The action follows a company-wide review of operations, with an end goal of ensuring that Liat only operate in commercially viable routes. LIAT Chief Commercial Officer Lloyd Carswell said the change means more time added to schedules at airports throughout the region, while eliminating the underperforming routes.

While LIAT left little hope for reinstating its St Croix flights, Mr Carswell said once the company makes up for its losses in the axed routes, it may consider flights to St Thomas on a seasonal basis.

LIAT’s next meeting with regional trade unions and the company’s management happens on Friday. Among topics to be discussed is the airline’s plan to reorganise routes of operation in its bid to maximise profits.

17 Responses to “LIAT cuts flights to USVI, Dominica & Guadeloupe”

  • Xxx (08/02/2017, 18:12) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh god this is serious
  • Oh Skerit . Why. tax payers money. (08/02/2017, 18:44) Like (18) Dislike (1) Reply
    No respect for Skerit of Dominica who pump cash into liat when they were sinking. Why take tax payers money and give this ungrateful airlines. The high paying CEOs. And office staff.
  • pat (08/02/2017, 21:59) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    No problem, we will fly on win air
  • RealPol (08/02/2017, 22:52) Like (0) Dislike (11) Reply
    I AM SURE THE BVI WILL BE NEXT!
  • Thomian (09/02/2017, 01:28) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Prime Minister pumped $8,000,000 into L.I.A.T for what? Dominicans did not gain anything, L.I.A.T flies into DA maybe three (3) days, The government had to contract Air Antilles out of St Maarteen to move Dominicans and that plane is always full now they have added more routes to accommodate Dominicans.
    All this foolishness the people are asking questions about and no one cares to answer, lies and more lies and a well orchestrated plan to make the opposition look like the bullies and you guys the victims ,but it will catch up with you one way or the other. How long? Not long.
    • reality (09/02/2017, 20:09) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
      Are you legally or mentally retarded? The article clearly states that LIAT will stop the route between Dominica and Guadeloupe. Meaning that they will continue to service the island from Barbados and Antigua. The Guadeloupe route is not very popular so why keep it. As you can see LIAT is trying to Increase its presence on the more popular routes. Take a look at how many flights LIAT has a day from Beef Island. The St. Maarten to St. Thomas route is not popular at all either.
  • Stayin (09/02/2017, 07:13) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Once liat cut Puerto Rico it was only a matter of time before STT would have been cut... is Dominica airport an international one why would liat make it a regular destination incase you ppl dont know everytime a plane land on whatever airport its a price to pay..
  • Boo (09/02/2017, 07:59) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    When Orlando and dem raise the landing fees at Beef we will suffer the same fate
    • bvi (09/02/2017, 08:23) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
      Landing fees or not tola is a money maker for LIAT as small as we are .....just go the airport and check for your self
      • @bvi (10/02/2017, 12:25) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        let the BVI continue to think they are Liat cash cow, you guys are so wrong over the years Liat has cut a lots flight from the BVI. if you know Liat's schedule they make the bulk of their money out of Trinidad, Barbados. So don't allow yourself because of the US dollars we safe. STX-SJU-STT are also users of the US dollar.
  • passenger just once (09/02/2017, 08:55) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    i took Liat round trip just once. last time. they can pay back their victims then fly straight to hell. us shouldn't
    have even granted them landing rights. turds.
  • Read (09/02/2017, 09:30) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    If you guys read carefully you will see that' it's the rout between Guadeloupe and Dominica. The airline continue flying to Dominica from other Caribbean islands.
  • fair play (09/02/2017, 22:54) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    More power to Beef Island. Down islanders will now have to take the boat and leave thru Beef Island to go home. Just like BV Islanders have to take the boat and leave thru St. Thomas to go to the States. Fair deal. keep on going LIAT!!!


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