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LIAT celebrating 59 years of service to region


The Caribbean Airline is marking 59 years of continuous service today.

For its birthday, LIAT is offering a 59 per cent discount on tickets purchased from 13:00 on Wednesday, October 14 until 23:59 today, Friday October 16.{{more}}

A release from LIAT said the discount is not combinable with other promotional discounts currently on offer. Tickets purchased under the birthday discount must be used between October 14 and November 30, 2015.

Tickets can be booked on the website –, through the Call Centre, Airport Ticketing Offices or through your local Travel Agent.  Seats are subject to availability and promotional terms and conditions apply.

Chief executive officer David Evans said LIAT is honoured to have been of service to the Caribbean region for 59 years and it is only fitting to give back to the region with the 59 per cent off 59th Birthday Discount.

LIAT, then an acronym for Leeward Island Air Transport Ltd, was founded in Montserrat in October 1956 by St Kitts born Sir Frank Delisle.

Mr Evans said LIAT has grown over the years and is now the main mode of transportation for people travelling between the islands. 

“From a single Piper Apache aircraft in 1956, we now use nine state of the art ATR 600 series aircraft to fly thousands of people a year to 17 destinations around the region,” Evans said.

“Our loyal and dedicated staff have built an airline that, after 59 years, is still committed to the region; an airline that focuses on providing convenient air transport connections to the countries we serve.

“We thank you for your support over our last 59 years and look forward to celebrating many more years with you on board,” Evans added.

LIAT operates more than 500 flights per week from Puerto Rico in the north to Guyana in the south – providing the most extensive inter-island network of any carrier in our region.  Last year, LIAT carried over three-quarters of a million passengers across its route network.