LIAT celebrates 59 years of service to region

Passengers boarding a LIAT aircraft
Passengers boarding a LIAT aircraft

The Caribbean Airline will on October 16, 2015 mark 59 years of continuous service.

For its birthday, LIAT is offering a 59% discount on tickets from 13:00 on Wednesday October 14 until 23:59 on Friday October 16.

The discount is not combinable with other promotional discounts currently on offer. Tickets purchased under the birthday discount must be used between October 14 and November 30, 2015.

Tickets can be booked on the website – liat.com, through the Call Centre, Airport Ticketing Offices or through your local Travel Agent. Seats are subject to availability and promotional terms and conditions apply.

Chief Executive Officer David Evans said LIAT is honoured to be of service to the Caribbean region for 59 years and it is only fitting to give back to the region with the 59% off 59th Birthday Discount.

LIAT, then an acronym for Leeward Island Air Transport Ltd., was founded in Montserrat in October 1956 by St. Kitts born Sir Frank Delisle.

Mr. Evans said LIAT has grown over the years and is now the main mode of transportation for people travelling between the islands.

“From a single Piper Apache aircraft in 1956, we now use nine state of the art ATR 600 series aircraft to fly thousands of people a year to 17 destinations around the region,” Mr. Evans said.

“Our loyal and dedicated staff have built an airline that, after 59 years, is still committed to the region; an airline that focuses on providing convenient air transport connections to the countries we serve.

“We thank you for your support over our last 59 years and look forward to celebrating many more years with you on board,” Mr. Evans added.

LIAT operates more than 500 flights per week from Puerto Rico in the north to Guyana in the south – providing the most extensive inter-island network of any carrier in our region. Last year LIAT carried over three quarters of a million passengers across its route network.

LIAT staff members will appear on television and radio programmes in Antigua, Barbados and Guyana throughout this week to share general information about the company including our routes.

Viewers and listeners will also get the opportunity to interact with the LIAT team members on air.

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19 Comments

  1. Really
    October 15, 2015

    It’s not that difficult to get a better Airline. Liat has enjoyed the monopoly for the most part in the carribean, and has become comfortable with its poor service. What most people dont realize is that you can start the airline business without having to purchase planes. Planes are available for lease in the thousands. So if the carribean wanted a new airline they can get it. But it’s just business as usual. Leave island anytime . We don’t care, they need us we don’t care what time passengers get to their destination.

    • Antigua
      October 17, 2015

      REALLY??????? I still trust LIAT to take me safely to anywhere in the region. YOU MUST BE CRAZY.
      Hummingbird Crashed
      CAL crashed in Guyana
      AA had it’s share
      LIAT STILL NUMBER ONE. Catch yall FIG BOAT BUT LEAVE OUR AIRLINE ALONE.
      In the olden day, Dominicans accustom to take boat to travel so they won’t understand travel within the region.

  2. Mary Jane
    October 15, 2015

    59 years of misery for the Caribbean travellers. One day someone else will be competing against you Virgin did it with against BA.

    • Big Supporter
      October 15, 2015

      Do you know that LIAT is the largest investment in the Caribbean? sakway sot. LIAT moves Caribbean suffering while you ……. goes to the states. Think about the BIG Picture.

  3. Jesus Christ is Lord
    October 15, 2015

    59 years of coshony

    • Aviator
      October 16, 2015

      The person name Jesus Christ is Lord, professes Christianity or a Catholic but they’re just fake. Look at your comment, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.

      • Jesus Christ is Lord
        October 16, 2015

        oh please

  4. Big Supporter
    October 15, 2015

    That’s my favorite Airline here. You have been through many storms, verbally and otherwise yet you still remained faithful in serving the region. I have been a supporter for 30 years with awesome memories from Dominica to Antigua even all the way to Guyana. Its often hard to see the Good in certain things but your service always gave me comfort to know that i’m safe in the air when i fly on LIAT The Caribbean Airline.
    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

    • StayPositive
      October 15, 2015

      Thanks, I appreciate your comment for being grateful and staying positive. Life is short, 59 years seems a long time but kudos to LIAT!! for persistence and perseverance despite the negative comments in serving Dominica and the remainder of the Caribbean.

      Thanks for your consistency LIAT, never fail!!!

      Big Supporter number2

  5. October 14, 2015

    Although I am not fully impress with LIAT in a general way , I must say that this is a feat in of itself to accomplish this mile stone but there is lot’s of room for improvement , lots of room . your best seems not to be good enough.

  6. NKRUMAH KWAME
    October 14, 2015

    Grell,
    And what do we have to replace it? Please tell me, sir!
    Hotep!

  7. Leave Island Any Time
    October 14, 2015

    59 years…wow…we’re happy to have something to call the Caribbean airlines but after 59 years of poor service we need something more reliable and wallet friendly.

  8. shay
    October 14, 2015

    59 years of nasty customer service, 59 years of delayed flights, 59 years of no improvements. I know that the only people celebrating are the big workers of Liat. DEFINITELY NOT the customers. And the only reason you last 59 years is because we Caribbean people don’t have enough choices.

    • Big Supporter
      October 15, 2015

      SHAY. Is LIAT that make you know what outside of Dominica look like you primitive being from the BUSHES.

  9. Tjebe fort
    October 14, 2015

    59 years of breast feeding.

  10. grell
    October 14, 2015

    59 nine years of poor service with no improvement insight,this lame duck airline should go out of business effective immediately.

    • October 14, 2015

      Go out of business immediately, I fully endorse this idea. Hopefully it will be replaced by your very own GRELLAIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL, flying nonstop to all destinations at the attractive fare of one black cent :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

      • Big Supporter
        October 15, 2015

        You’re soo off point.

    • Big Supporter
      October 15, 2015

      This Duck Airlines will continue to serve yall Nasty nation of ungratefull people. You dont even know how to run your house and you criticizing other businesses.

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