ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, June 18, 2011 – The Government of Barbados, the largest shareholder of regional airline LIAT, has reaffirmed its support for the carrier.
Addressing journalists at a news conference at the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados on Friday, Minister of International Transport George Hutson said his Government’s support for LIAT was as strong as ever.
“The Government of Barbados, we are 110 per cent in support of THE Caribbean Airline LIAT and the work that it has been doing over the years. I think it is important to recognise that LIAT services not only the larger islands in the Caribbean but it is the principal means of airlift for a lot of small islands…the islands in the Grenadines and so on,” Minister Hutson said.
“I don’t think that there has been any falling off in the support of the Government of Barbados for LIAT. If persons have another impression I would want to suggest that that is a false impression.”
Minister Hutson noted that LIAT was in the process of renewing its fleet and this would help the airline improve its efficiency and expand to new markets.