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Home > LIAT sends condolences on Air France disaster

ST. JOHNS, Antigua, June 19, 2009 – Regional airline LIAT has sent a message of condolence to Air France over this month’s tragedy involving one of the French carrier’s planes.

“It was with shock and deep sadness that all of us at LIAT learnt of the crash of Air France flight 447 with 228 people on board,” Acting Chief Executive Officer Brian Challenger said in a message to Air France officials in Martinique.

“As you deal with this tragedy, please be assured that all those who were affected are in our thoughts,” Mr. Challenger added.

The Air France Airbus A330 crashed into the Atlantic on June 1 while on a flight from Rio de Janerio to Paris. All 228 people on board perished in the disaster.



About LIAT
LIAT is one of the leading Caribbean airlines. It is owned by regional shareholders, with the major shareholders being the Governments of Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  More information about LIAT may be found at

Media contact:
Desmond Brown, Corporate Communications Manager, LIAT (1974) Limited, Head Office, Sealey Building, Sir George Walter Highway, Antigua. Telephone: +268 480 5600 EXT 6222, fax: +268 480 5638 and email:

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