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ST. JOHN’S, ANTIGUA, October 8, 2017 – Following the opening announcement by Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerritt, LIAT will resume a limited commercial service to Douglas Charles Airport as we begin to normalize operations following Hurricane Maria.

The service will operate daily alternating between the hubs of Antigua and Barbados. Interim Chief Commercial Officer Audra Walker stated that this frequency is done as the airline has to work with several challenges as well as concern for its staff. “We were the first airline back into Dominica and our staff has worked tirelessly from the first flight two days after Hurricane Maria as well as when we did our relief flights even with their own difficulties. We are assisting them with getting back to a sense of normalcy.” She further stated that there were still challenges with connectivity from Dominica which would mean the use of a manual system for operations.

The re-introduction of the commercial service will also see the lifting of restrictions of who can travel into the Commonwealth of Dominica. Any person can now book via the website or Call Centre under the normal travel requirements.

The new schedule will see LIAT operating a return flight from Antigua to Dominica on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday while the daily return flight to Barbados will operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. This schedule will run until November 7th when the airline will review and update its schedule into affected territories for the winter season.

LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, operates a modern fleet of ATR 42 and ATR 72 aircraft across a regional network of 15 destinations.  It is owned by regional shareholders, with the majority being the Governments of Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
Shavar Maloney | 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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