Home > LIAT continues with outsourcing of its Cargo & Quikpak operations
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, April 10, 2012 – LIAT today announced plans for the further outsourcing of its Cargo and Quikpak operations at a number of its stations in the Caribbean.
Director of Cargo and Quikpak Mr. Wilbur Edwards said the outsourcing of the Cargo and Quikpak operations was a direct response to a challenging economic environment and escalating costs.
“This new initiative follows the model already being successfully used by LIAT in most of its destinations,” he said.
Mr. Edwards noted that Caribbean Airport Services (CAS) will now provide handling services for Cargo in Antigua. He pointed out that CAS, which is majority owned by LIAT, already provides passenger ground handling services in Antigua.
“The new arrangements are expected to enhance profitability in LIAT’s growing cargo business by reducing operating costs in the highly competitive and cost sensitive regional cargo market,” Mr. Edwards said.
“The outsourcing initiative is being done on a strategic basis to focus on those stations where the Company recognises clear benefits to such a move.”
LIAT Cargo operates five days a week throughout the airline’s more than 20 destinations; utilises automated cargo systems to make bookings and generate manifests; and provides rate calculations and cargo tracking on its website www.liatcargo.com.
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 www.liat.com.
| 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: brownDes@liat.com |