Liat Flights Continues To Be Affected By High Winds

Prevailing seasonal high winds are continuing to affect some flights by regional air carrier LIAT.

According to Carib Journal News, Flights in Dominica and St Vincent and the Grenadines are among those particularly affected.
In a statement, the carrier said the conditions were likely to continue until mid-June.

The company said customers travelling to and from both countries are advised of the possibility of cancelled flights and delayed baggage.

According to LIAT, its aircraft have tailwind limitations set by manufacturers, and are not permitted to take off or land when the prevailing winds are beyond such limits.

The company said departure out of St Vincent’s ET Joshua Airport and night landings into Douglas-Charles Airport in Dominica are affected by tailwinds “and therefore the decision to cancel flights is taken in the interest of safety.”

The winds have also led LIAT to restrict the number of bags on the aircraft due to restricted take-off weight.