Saturday 19 September, 2020

Sun sets on LIAT (1974), website offline

Goodbye LIAT (1974)

Goodbye LIAT (1974)

The sun has set on LIAT (1974).

On the www.liat.com web page visitors will see a beautiful sunset, nothing more.

Book.liat.com is completely offline.

In the Caribbean, when one attends a funeral the leaflet says the Sunrise date of birth and Sunset is the date of death. Hence, the photo of the setting sun on the website is apt.

A meeting of Caribbean leaders was to held this week according to out-going CARICOM Chair, Prime Minister Mia Mottley on the future of LIAT. Then Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne said that LIAT will be liquidated. He said that if another airline replaces LIAT (1974) it would be best if it could happen sooner rather than later though he did not expect a 24-hour turnaround.

LIAT, previously Leeward Islands Air Transport had suspended flights due to COVID-19 and was only operating its cargo flights or repatriation flights during the lockdown across the region.

On April 5, a contingent of Cuban nurses and doctors were transported to Barbados from Havana to help in the country's fight to contain the spread of COVID-19 via a five-hour charter flight.

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