ST.JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda, March 28, 2019 (CMC) – The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the regional airline, LIAT, Julie Reifer-Jones, said, this afternoon, that an unscheduled maintenance on two of its aircraft was the main reason, behind the decision of the financially-strapped airline to cancel a number of its flights.
Reifer-Jones said the airline has always emphasised the safety and comfort of passengers, and that the unscheduled maintenance would result in the aircrafts being out of service, for several days.
She added that several adjustments had to be made to the flight schedule and that the company hopes to return to its full flight schedule, by next week.
Earlier today, the airline had announced that it was cancelling flights LI 374 from Barbados to St. Lucia; LI 375 from St. Lucia to Barbados; LI 337 from Barbados to Grenada; LI 338 from Grenada to Barbados; LI 769 from Barbados to St. Vincent and LI 770 from St. Vincent to Barbados.
“Affected passengers will be moved to other flights at no charge. Please contact our Reservations Call Centre or your travel agent for more information,” LIAT had said, in a brief statement, posted on its website.
Reifer-Jones explained that the unscheduled maintenance would not affect plans, by passengers, for the Easter period, as the airline had already put in place adequate arrangements to ensure smooth trips for this peak travel period.