ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, August 18, 2010 – Regional airline LIAT on Tuesday carried out a series of test flights, in the night, at Dominica’s Melville Hall Airport.
“Several concerns were identified during the test flights and these items will be reviewed with the regulatory authorities,” Director of Flight Operations Capt. George Arthurton said.
“Even though we have done the test flights, the company still has to complete the evaluation process and obtain the required approvals from the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) before we can announce that LIAT can commence commercial night operations into Melville Hall.”
Officials of the Dominica Government, the Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority and the ECCAA were present at the airport for the series of test flights.
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, fax: +268 480 5638 and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.