Regional airline LIAT has announced  that it is introducing several new routes as part of its 2012 summer schedule.

The airline says it is about to provide more travel options to the regional market.

“We continue to add more efficient and effective ways of connecting the region and its people,” Manager of Schedule Planning, Dale Stoute said in a LIAT release.

He says the 10-week schedule, which runs until September 11, will offer a daily service into and out of Martinique connecting passengers to Antigua and other destinations in the north.

A daily flight is also expected to be introduced from St. Kitts to San Juan, Puerto Rico through St. Maarten.

“Two daily San Juan flights from Tortola (British Virgin Islands) were also reintroduced offering morning and evening departures,” according to the release.

Customers originating or connecting in Antigua are being told that they now have an additional flight to San Juan with the introduction of a 6:45am flight from the V.C. Bird International Airport.

LIAT says the addition of these services during the summer are expected to benefit passengers travelling to San Juan for shopping and other services, as well as passengers connecting on other airlines through the San Juan hub.