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Home > LIAT partners to support major cultural event in Cuba

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, February 03, 2012 – LIAT Cargo has teamed up with the Government of Barbados; the Cuban Embassy and Caribbean Publishers Inc, both in Bridgetown, to move books to Cuba for a major cultural show in which Barbados will be exhibiting.

LIAT’s dedicated cargo aircraft is transporting the books from Barbados to Santo Domingo, from where its partner, COPA Airlines, will take them to Havana.
“We are grateful to be able to help our partners in shipping these items to Cuba for what’s shaping up to be a major event in that country and providing them with a very favorable rate from our end,” LIAT’s Director of Cargo and Quikpak Wilbur Edwards said.
“In February 2011, the same month that we officially launched our Dedicated Freighter Service, we also announced same day transfer of Cargo to Cuba from Santo Domingo and we have kept that promise.”
In addition to LIAT’s regular Freighter Service, LIAT flies to Santo Domingo three days per week with its regular line flights – Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday – departing Antigua at 10:25am and arriving Santo Domingo at 12:35pm. This allows for a transfer to COPA with a connection to Cuba on that same day.
LIAT Cargo operates five days a week throughout the airline’s 21 destinations; and utilises automated cargo systems to make bookings, generate manifests, and provides rate calculations and cargo tracking on its website LIAT’s dedicated cargo aircraft is also available for charters.
LIAT is one of the leading Caribbean airlines. It is owned by regional shareholders, with major shareholders being the Governments of Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. More information about LIAT may be found at

| Desmond L. Brown | Corporate Communications Manager | LIAT (1974) LTD | Head Office, Coolidge Business Complex | Sir George Walter Highway | Antigua | Telephone: +1 268 480 6222 | fax: +1 268 480 5638 | email: |

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