Home > LIAT airlift for ICC World T20 West Indies cricket tournament a success
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, May 17, 2010 – Regional airline LIAT is reporting a well managed and superbly executed airlift programme for the teams and officials involved in the just concluded ICC World T20 West Indies 2010 Cricket Tournament.
LIAT was contracted to move the teams and officials during the three-week tournament.
A company official said that the airlift called for more than 150 extra flights to move teams and officials to and from various match venues including Barbados, Guyana, St. Lucia and St. Kitts.
“In addition to the movement of the teams and officials the programme, which covered the period April 25 to May 17, also called for the use of an aircraft, in a combi-configuration, in order to move the excessive amount of bags and cricketing gear,” Director of Schedules and Special Projects Lesroy Browne said.
“We were able to move all of the teams and their cricketing gears in line with the plan.”
Mr. Browne explained that the final week of the programme, concentrated between the islands of Barbados and St. Lucia, from May 8 to 16 was quite intense.
He said that in addition to the movement of the teams and officials, LIAT also added extra flights for the spectators.
“On May 15, for example, our St. Lucia station handled 23 flights, 13 more than the average 10 flights per day and the passenger uplift was more than four times their daily average,” Mr. Browne said.
The LIAT official said that the influx of passengers into the region for the tournament is expected to impact positively on the company’s operations.
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 www.liat.com .
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: email@example.com.