Corporate Communications Manager Desmond Brown noted that the Company had willingly agreed to a request from the Ministry of Labour to meet with ABWU officials on Friday 13th April to discuss the matter.
He noted that this was a welcome development and should provide comfort to the airline’s passengers that the matter was receiving attention at the highest levels and ensure that there was no disruption to the company’s operations.
The Corporate Communications Manger also pointed out that contrary to some media reports, Caribbean Airport Services (CAS), the handling company expected to take over aspects of LIAT’s handling services for Cargo and Quikpak in Antigua, is an Antigua-based company.
Mr. Brown noted that CAS, which is majority-owned by LIAT, already provides ground handling services for LIAT and had been set up in 2002 with the purpose of providing outsourced ground handling and other airport services to airlines operating at the V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua.