LIAT extends suspension of passenger services

LIAT‘s commercial passenger services will remain suspended until 15th July 2020, due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Julie Reifer-Jones noted that while territories have begun to announce reopening dates, there are extended quarantine restrictions and protocols which are impacting the demand for travel.

The CEO noted that the airline’s Management and Board of Directors will continue to monitor the situation and will review the decision in July as more information becomes available.

Passengers booked during the extended period of suspension will automatically have their bookings cancelled and will receive full airline credit for future travel. Passengers will be able to rebook as soon as the airline announces the resumption of passenger services.

Mrs. Reifer-Jones also advised that the airline was open to working with regional governments to repatriate citizens who were stranded across the region while its commercial services are suspended.

The airline acknowledged that while the extension was extremely difficult, it was necessary as the airline works towards a feasible restart. The CEO reassured that LIAT is still committed to keeping the region connected.

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7 Comments

  1. Roseau River
    June 26, 2020

    If LIAT folds Dominica and the intra-Caribbean- movement of people is in serious trouble. God help us

  2. dominican in miami
    June 26, 2020

    well all Dominican can travel via express from st Lucia or Martinique ,the govt of the oecs must take blame liat could have fly the oecs in the mean while .why wait to open to international when most of the oecs island have no or very low numbers of covid cases . promote oecs tourism its lower risk than international tourism

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    • Pipo
      June 27, 2020

      You left out Guadeloupe, another option, blessed with an international airport and also serve by a fast ferry.

  3. Truth be Told
    June 25, 2020

    You all realise that if LIAT folds Dominica closed!

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  4. Pipo
    June 25, 2020

    What are these credits for future travel worth if Liat declare bankruptcy? They should offer those who have booked and paid to travel full cash refunds but of course, that is exactly what they have not got and I firmly believe they are technically insolvent already because if your liability exceed your assets you are broke, not so? Well, we better frame those credit notes as a souvenir and drink our sorrows. Cheers!

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  5. A thief / money launderer
    June 25, 2020

    As goes LIAT so goes Skerrit so expect Skerrit to say the airport will be opened around July 15 or later because after all, apart from LIAT which other airline that lands in Dominica more than twice a day?

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    • Toto
      June 26, 2020

      It will be open for Skerrit private plane.

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