ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, November 10, 2016 (CMC) – The management of regional airline, LIAT, says it is working to restore normalcy to its network schedule, which has been impacted by unexpected weather conditions.
In a release, late Wednesday, LIAT said high winds in St. Vincent and the Grenadines last Saturday, resulted in aircraft being grounded at the ET Joshua Airport.
“This resulted in passengers being unable to leave St. Vincent, and the airline’s crews were also out of place which impacted other flights,” the release stated.
According to LIAT, the inclement weather, this week, resulted in flooding as well as the closure of the ET Joshua airport on Wednesday and this led to the cancellation of some flights.
“Given the interconnectivity of our network, as well as the need to ensure a safe operation of our aircraft for crew and passengers, many of our customers throughout the region have been affected. LIAT assures passengers that it is working feverishly to ensure that all those displaced are accommodated by rerouting flights, providing meals and accommodations or by booking passengers on alternative airlines where possible,” the release added.
The airline says passengers can expect to experience some further delays and some disruption is expected for the coming days.
It also says passengers who are booked to travel with LIAT through to November 14, may change their departure or return dates at no additional charge.