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Home > LIAT says no decision yet on new aircraft type

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, May 11, 2011 – Regional airline LIAT on Wednesday dismissed as incorrect media reports that it had decided to purchase jet aircraft. The Company said that while it is reviewing its options, no decision has been made on the type of equipment that it will obtain.


“LIAT is in the midst of a comprehensive strategic planning exercise which includes a new strategic plan, an institutional strengthening study and an in-house consultancy by Lufthansa Consulting which involves route analysis, route profitability, route selection and related equipment,” the airline’s Chairman Jean Holder said.


“As part of this exercise, a number of airplane manufacturers are in discussions with LIAT and either have demonstrated, or will be demonstrating, the performance of their equipment to the Company. The exercise is on-going and we are not yet at the point of making final decisions.


“These will be made after consideration of the findings and approval by the relevant authorities,” Chairman Holder added.


LIAT’s fleet consists of 18 De Havilland Dash 8 aircraft operated in 50 and 37 seat configuration.





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, fax: +268 480 5638 and email:

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