Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore has announced that LIAT now has a scheduled night flight into Dominica from Barbados.
The Minister was speaking at a site visit to the Canefield Cliff section of the West Coast Road Project Monday, when he mentioned the regional carrier’s latest move.
“The airport was fully certified for instrument approach and that certification would accommodate for Dash-8 and planes below that category to land at night. LIAT has a scheduled night flight from Barbados and that in itself provides a very useful connection for us. By 1:30 all flight coming from North America and Europe would have landed in Barbados and there was a 2:15 flight which would mean that if you land at 1:30, you would not be able to connect to that flight. We are now seeing the introduction of a scheduled flight by LIAT leaving Barbados by 6:00 getting to Dominica at 7:10,” Blackmoore said.
The minister went on to mention the night flights by BVI Airways that serve as a connection for passengers using US Airways and JetBlue into St Maarten and the USVI.
Blackmoore further announced that the Government has seen it fit to issue licenses to a number of airlines, one of which intends to have a flight as early as next month and which will introduce a 30-seater aircraft from Puerto Rico, St Thomas, St Croix into Dominica.
He stated that the Government is seeking to develop the country from a holistic stand point, not only in the area of roads but also improving the airport and improving the state and maximizing productivity in the country.
“I think we’re well on our way to changing Dominica,” Blackmoore said.