PM Gonsalves no new injection of funds for LIAT

Until the service of the regional airline LIAT is significantly improved, there would be no new injection of funds from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves made this clear during discussions which he held here this week, with the management of LIAT headed by the Acting CEO, Julie Reifer-Jones.

A release from the Prime Minister’s Office said the meeting was held on Wednesday, to discuss LIAT’s deteriorating service, experienced by Vincentians. According to the release, the LIAT Management, in an effort to resolve the challenges raised, agreed to take steps to improve its service.

The steps include reviewing the schedule of flights in and out of St. Vincent and the Grenadines within one week, and notifying the Airport authorities by 9:00 p.m., about the need for any extension beyond the operating hours of the airport. The meeting was also informed that a 10th 72-seater ATR aircraft will be added to LIAT’s Fleet by the end of October, early November, 2016.