Demo flights for LIAT 2020 completed over the weekend

LIAT 2020, a new airline established by the government of Antigua and Barbuda, has completed a series of training flights over the weekend under the close supervision of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA).

The airline is required to follow this process to obtain its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) before it can begin regular scheduled flights, and the ECCAA has a vital role to play in ensuring that all aviation-related matters in the Eastern Caribbean region are handled appropriately. Sources reveal that two flights were conducted on Saturday afternoon from VC Bird International Airport to St Kitts and back, followed by two similar flights on Sunday morning.

The ECCAA closely monitored these flights, examining all aspects of the airline’s performance, including safety protocols, flight operations, and communication systems.

The training flights were successful, and the ECCAA has provided valuable feedback to LIAT 2020 to help the airline meet all the requirements necessary to receive the AOC.

During a live radio programme, Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced the successful completion of the training flights, which generated a wave of congratulatory comments and posts from the public.

LIAT 2020 is a partnership between the government of Antigua and Barbuda and Nigerian airline Air Peace. Air Peace will provide three aircraft to the new airline, as part of its contribution, which are expected to arrive in Antigua and Barbuda soon.

LIAT 2020 is expected to conduct additional training flights throughout the week as it works to meet all requirements before receiving the AOC.

The airline’s success in obtaining the AOC will enable it to begin regular scheduled flights and become a significant player in the aviation industry in the Eastern Caribbean region.

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  1. Frequent traveller
    April 14, 2024

    if the ridiculous prices they charge come down, then I’ll reconsider flying with them. I could get a flight from st lucia to uk for the amount they were charging for their inbound flights. the word economy means a lot.

  2. JAH KAL
    April 10, 2024

    We need liat back thats our caribbean Uber, come on Gaston start the ball rolling .

  3. Nudibranch
    April 10, 2024

    if it was a dog, it would have been put down humanely over a decade ago.
    why do they need to wash their money and continue to involve and inconvenience us.
    Virgin wanted to come in as a regional carrier, At least they won’t have the same top heavy management.
    maybe our illustrious Mini for Tourism can entice them to use Dominica as a hub when our airport is eventually finished… thinking about the long game, not the usual shortsighted and blinkered approach as per usual.

  4. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    April 10, 2024

    The name is, and remains LIAT!
    Changing a calendar date makes no difference, it is destined fail.
    The route will remain the same and without International direct flights, it is doomed before it gets started!
    This thing about flight training so that they can get certified to fly is a joke, since one expects the same pilots will be flying the same old aircrafts, only difference will be only Antiguans will be flying them.

    • Cilla Pemberton
      April 10, 2024

      Air Peace is a respected local airline in Nigeria. Was nice flying with them.

      Regarding Liat – a name change means they can keep the money those of us used to purchase flights that the old Liat never delivered. Hope that they give us credit on the new airline – they stand to benefit more in the long run if they treat us fairly but most likely the free flights will just go to friends and family and not people who paid good money to fly with them.

  5. RastarMarn
    April 9, 2024

    DNO why allyou doh post something to show people about opportunities wiff de new company!!!

    Look oeople see where allyou qualify for some new Bread-Making opportunities,,,

  6. JAH KAL
    April 9, 2024

    If gaston dont put politics in liat, you can make antigua the envy of the caribbean ,You can make Antigua a main hob again flighting from main land America.
    Bringing American airline, Jet Blue, to Antigua we from Dominica coming from Canada US and Europe can flight to Antigua and get a straight flight to Dominica, instead of flighting to Miami or Trinidad and spending hours before getting to Dominica .
    Right now is ridiculous and very expensive to get to Dominica.

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  7. Michael Julien
    April 9, 2024

    But what are the new LIAT’s new planned routes?

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  8. GCC
    April 9, 2024

    LIAT2020 you are welcome and needed in the region. I wish you well.

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    • Channel One
      April 9, 2024

      @GCC – Agreed. Most definitely.

  9. Jabari
    April 8, 2024

    Can never fly this airline no matter what,and make it worse,will still have to stop in Antigua and waste an entire day before getting to Dominica.Never again.

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    • irving.d
      April 9, 2024

      Are you for real.

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    • Tony
      April 9, 2024

      will be over soon..
      Everything’s in God’s hands

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