LIAT extends suspension of passenger services
Passenger services for LIAT will remain suspended until July 15, 2020 due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is according to a release dated June 25 in which chief executive officer, Julie Reifer-Jones noted that while territories have begun to announce reopening dates, there are extended quarantine restrictions and protocols which are impacting the demand for travel.
The CEO noted that the airline’s Management and Board of Directors will continue to monitor the situation and will review the decision in July as more information becomes available.
“Passengers booked during the extended period of suspension will automatically have their bookings cancelled and will receive full airline credit for future travel. Passengers will be able to rebook as soon as the airline announces the resumption of passenger services,” the release said.
LIAT’s CEO advises that the airline was open to working with regional governments to repatriate citizens who were stranded across the region while its commercial services are suspended.
Reifer-Jones reassures that the regional airline remains committed to keeping the region connected and while the extension is extremely difficult, it is necessary as LIAT works towards a feasible start.