LIAT announces new winter schedule

LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, has launched its new Winter schedule, which will come into effect from 15th September 2015. The Winter schedule has been brought forward due to the acceleration in the fleet transition process, and the unfortunate situation which currently exists in Dominica.

Antigua and San Juan will benefit from a daily non-stop operation between the airline’s hub and Puerto Rico, allowing customers to arrive at midday, with a mid-afternoon flight back to Antigua, allowing for connection to the US. In addition, a further non-stop flight will operate from Antigua to San Juan three days a week, effective 27th October, leaving at 20:10, and arriving back into Antigua just after midnight, allowing Antiguan passengers to enjoy a full day in Puerto Rico for shopping or business.

The schedule ensures that all critical flights required to maintain services to Dominica, once the airport re-opens, will be in place. However, it is understood that there will be some airport constraints, and the schedule has been planned with these in mind. LIAT is hopeful to reinstate flights within the next 10 days to Douglas-Charles International Airport.

Guadeloupe enjoys additional frequencies into the island, due to an increase in demand for flights to and from the French market.

The continued growth of Guyana is augmented with an additional three flights per week between Trinidad and Guyana (Ogle).

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  1. Helas!
    September 7, 2015

    I see your point, but we do not need a 737 everyday to usa, but say once a week and the flights would be cheaper causing more travel. we could have one to Paris / England and we would continue to have the Liat et all

  2. curious
    September 7, 2015

    @still. .here we go typical Dominican thinking. .selfish. .because you can’t go every year,there are people who wants to go and can afford to go every year and more often…plus, what about the jobs it will create, the number of people that will come to Dominica ,even the farmers would make money from selling their products,arts and crafts for those who do it…look at Antigua a place that has nothing like Dominica and look at how developed it is..Antigua only has beaches that’s it . Dominica has so much to offer.i travel the world and I see how having an international airport benifits a country. .let’s get out of that selfish,small minded thinking and try something different that could benefit the country..that exactly what Dominica needs an international airport to get those your kids jobs, .think about all the jobs it would create,whether it’s ,cleaning the planes, loading them, working for the airlines,security and more. .we are looking right from the jump over2000…

    • Still
      September 8, 2015

      Ok you say it’s selfish thinking so enlighten me a little. Do you believe that the airlines would be willing to invest the capital needed to maintain one flight a week Into Dominica or would Dominicans have to subidise those costs. The entire caribbean region needs to reconsider the te air travel industry within the region. We should probably look at what the us airlines do. They will ferry passengers to major hubs using aircraft similar to what liat uses then fill regular flights out. Now a few years ago dominica would have been the ideal location for a regional hub but at this point in time which airport would we put out of business. Now in regards to ferrying agricultural produce out by air do you think that this would be the most cost effective option. Now I have also travelled and have seen what some countries have to go through trying to maintain an airport with not enough traffic.

    September 7, 2015

    Dominica airport is situated in the wrong place. To many times there are problems getting to and from the airport. This problem has come about of politics. Make a decision build an airport where it is safe.

    • September 8, 2015

      Politics isn’t helpful, but it’s well known that topology is the principle barrier to Dominica having a convenient airport with a long enough runway for connections to North America and Europe. “Tall is her body” is an apt description.

  4. European passanger
    September 7, 2015

    Dominica you must get onboard with your international port

    • Still
      September 7, 2015

      How many times do you fly in or out of Dominica. We are quick to ask for an international airport but are we willing to pat to maintain it. I know many people will have negative responses to this but that’s ok. Right now there are alot more pressing concerns than an international airport. Most of us living overseas even if we have the money can’t come home every year or multiple times a year because we don’t have the vacation time at work to come yet still we want it for the one time every 2 to 3 years we come home. I would love to fly down directly whenever I come home but in my opinion it’s not worth it to ask for that burden on Dominicans and not be there to bear the cost. If you or anyone can justify the cost and not just say people will come because people can come then I would happily say yes but no one has been able to justify it so far. At this point we cannot fill daily flights to san Juan how would we fill a 737 out of Dominica into the us.

      • Makeingitreal
        September 7, 2015

        Do you think it is wise to waste more money on this place . If had thought like you theirs would not have started far less almost completed . We can’t afford to waste any more cash now we need to move with the times not only Dominicans travel to Dominica. We talk of tourists don’t they travel .We are loosing business because of that airport in the jungle we need something better I would be traveling more but I am scared of landing on and taking off from this airport. Let us develope DA Internatioal airport now is our chance, OUR OPPORTUNITY .STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT.

      • CYRIL Volney
        September 7, 2015


      • Verve
        September 7, 2015

        And some don’t want to come because overnighting or spending all day sitting in Antigua is ridiculous. Would come home more often if there were direct flights.

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