A new schedule to take effect from June 1st 2016 will see increased flights by LIAT to Dominica .
This news comes out of a meeting between the Government of Dominica and Management of LIAT.
In an official release, Tourism Minister, Robert Tonge, said this schedule, to take effect from June 1st 2016, will include the reintroduction of a direct flight to Puerto Rico for four days and additional flights from Barbados and Antigua allowing for same day connections.
“Same day connections are very important to us. The reintroduction of flights to Puerto Rico and additional flights from Barbados and Antigua will allow this to happen. This will also mean the afternoon and early evening flights will once again resume at the Douglas Charles Airport,” Minister Tonge stated.
The meeting held on Tuesday, follows a letter written to LIAT from PM Skerrit expressing concern with the service being provided to Dominica. Tonge says the meeting, which he described as " fruitful", gave Government a chance to state clearly to LIAT' s management Dominica's position on the current situation with regards to the airline's service to the country as well as hear of the challenges facing LIAT.
The LIAT management expressed satisfaction that Dominica is an integral part of LIAT’s regional agenda. However they confirmed that a number of challenges still plague the airline including staffing issues. The addition of a tenth ATR aircraft later this year is expected to further boost capacity.
Dominica's delegation to the LIAT meeting was headed by Minister Tonge and Minister for Public Works and Ports Hon. Mirium Blanchard. Acting Chief Executive Officer of LIAT Julie Reifer-Jones headed the airline’s delegation.
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