LIAT Re-establishes Flight Between St. Kitts and Nevis

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By Lesroy W. Williams Observer Reporter
(Basseterre, St. Kitts)”Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) is delighted to re-establish the air link between St. Kitts and Nevis and to fill the void left by American Airlines, Chief Executive Officer of LIAT, Mr. Mark Darby has said. “We are delighted to be here today, and the re-establishment of LIAT’s own services between St. Kitts and Nevis is an important day for both countries. We are delighted that we are able to come back here and offer this service,” Mr. Darby said. The inaugural LIAT flight # 544 landed at the R.L.B. Airport at 5:30pm on Dec.1 en route from Nevis, to a watery welcome reception on the tarmac by the Fire Brigade. Minister of State with responsibilities for Tourism, the Hon. Richard Skerritt, Minister of Transport, the Hon. Earl Assim Martin, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Mr. Lloyd Lazaar, CEO of the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, Mrs. Rosecita Jeffers, and other officials from the Tourism Authority, gathered in the VIP Lounge at the airport, to welcome the LIAT flight where a brief ceremony followed. “We”ve just spent the day in Nevis and they are thrilled that LIAT is operating a direct service to the island. They see it as an important part of re-establishing their tourism business, particularly since American Airlines withdrew some of their services. We are delighted that we have been able to fill the void left by American,” Mr. Darby said. He underscored the need for LIAT to work in collaboration with the government, tourist officials and the authorities to get the flight to work. “We need the support of the travelling public to make these services viable and we urge you to do everything you can to assist us in that mission,” Mr. Darby said. Minister Skerritt welcomed the LIAT flight with much appreciation and saw it as a boost for tourist travelers. “Nevis had a peculiar situation with no service to St. Kitts at all because of the demise of Carib Aviation and in our case this particular late afternoon flight provides additional service for us out of Antigua, making a more comfortable transition for international flights coming from Europe. This flight is really in two pieces: there’s one flight that comes to St. Kitts around mid-day and goes back to Antigua via Nevis; the LI 544 comes through Nevis in the late afternoon and goes back to Antigua via St. Kitts,” he said. “It’s a triangular service.”

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