By Antigua News Room,
LIAT, the Caribbean’s island hopping airline, is scheduled to return to the skies from today.
The airline, which has played a pivotal role in boosting travel around the Caribbean, including travel to and from Barbados, had its operations scaled back in the aftermath of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and border closure.
In returning to the skies, LIAT will be offering travellers more choices.
A news release from the airline said that in the first instance, LIAT will service seven destinations before including additional territories during the Christmas period.
The release said that Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are the limited destinations upon resumption of service for the airline.
LIAT’s operations were scaled back due to the COVID-19 hole that was left following the closure of borders to guard against COVID. The company was left with over EC$100 million in debt.
The Board along with the shareholder governments were forcing the airline to be liquidated.
However, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne fought for a scaled-down operation to ensure LIAT remains functional.