Introduces South American and Portuguese Travel Ban, Canada’s Major Carriers Enact Necessary Cuts, Norwegian Air Ditches Entire Long Haul Operation. Just Us Air Airbus A321-231 YR-NTS (msn 1153) PMI (Javier Rodriguez). LIAT, short for Leeward Islands Air Transport, is a full-service inter-island airlines operating from Antigua. The government of Antigua and Barbuda, according to the Antillean Media Group, is “furious over a leaked document which detailed plans for Barbados to divest its majority share in regional airline LIAT and to take several aircraft from its fleet to form a new airline”. While it may have hoped to recover this year, LIAT could not have foreseen the scale of the coronavirus. Cabo Verde Airlines Boeing 757-236 WL D4-CCF (msn 25808) IAD (Brian McDonough). This is the first of a total of eight ATRs (four 68-seat ATR 72-600s and four 48-seat ATR 42-600s) that will be introduced into LIAT’s fleet. LIAT to downsize its fleet in 2015, possible staff cuts, LIAT takes delivery of its first ATR 72-600, Leeward Islands Air Transport Services (LIAT), LIAT wants to replace its three DHC-8-100s, Norwegian closes its long-haul network, Gatwick jobs at stake, will focus on Europe and 737s, JetBlue and American advance their strategic alliance following regulatory review, Delta reports a GAAP pre-tax loss of $2.1 billion in the fourth quarter, Jet2 suspends all operations until at least March 25, 2021, Air France is awarded 4-star "COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating" by Skytrax, JetBlue introduces its new Airbus A220-300 and its new features, CDC expands negative COVID-19 test requirement to all air passengers entering the United States, Federal Aviation Administration adopts stricter unruly passenger policy, Congo Airways orders two Embraer E195-E2s, KOMO News: Report raises new questions about structural integrity of Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Lufthansa is considering to retire it’s entire Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400 fleet, Delivered December 22, 2020, first foreign delivery since grounding, Commenced operations on December 18, 2020, Wants to fly from Sofia to New York, Toronto, and Delhi, "La Belle Azul" pink livery for breast cancer awareness, Eritrean's first Airbus A330 in a new livery, First aircraft in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 livery, 2020 drawings and designs from artist SUMO (Christian Pearson), "Tibarama", Aircalin's first Airbus A320neo, "Mt Elgon" - new Uganda Airlines' first Airbus A330-800, CAA's first Airbus A330-200, ex Air Europa, "Hauptstadtflieger" ("Capital City Plane") for the first LH flight to new Berlin Airport (BER) from MUC. This first ATR in LIAT’s fleet is being leased from GECAS (GE Capital Aviation Services). LIAT (1974) LTD Under Administration; Travel Information; Destinations; Schedule; Press Room. LIAT will take delivery of their very first ATR 42-600 in June 2013. CARICOM Chairman Dr Ralph Gonsalves . The deal also includes options for two 68-seat ATR 72-600, and is valued at over $100 million. However, he did not commit to a firm date for its relaunch: “It’s likely to happen in the new month. LIAT Ltd, previously known as Leeward Islands Air Transport or LIAT, is headquartered in Antigua. There was a spell of hope for investment from Richard Branson, which later turned out to be bogus. The CEO noted that the airline’s Management and Board of Directors will continue to monitor the situation and will review the decision in July as more information becomes available. In an interview with a local Antiguan radio station, Prime Minister Gaston Browne shared that there will be a meeting of all LIAT shareholders in the coming weeks to discuss the carrier’s future. We have also been mandated by our Board of Directors to ensure that our costs reflect the level of activity that we carry out. In his comments to the Daily Observer, a Vincentian outlet, he echoed the plan to liquidate LIAT and announced the airline’s board of directors has already issued a recommendation to do so. Share. Travelling to Grenada during Covid-19. Image: 948143. November 27, 2020. Copyright Photo: Eurospot/AirlinersGallery.com. With the arrival of these aircraft from ATR, plus additional ATR -600s under discussion from leasing companies, LIAT will progressively replace its current fleet of former Bombardier DHC-8 turboprop aircraft. It has been touted that the brand has regional significance and a legacy that should not want to die.