LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer David Evans has confirmed that the company recently terminated two pilots charged with “blatantly disregarding instructions from the company’s Flight Operations Department and flying an aircraft to VC Bird International Airport just hours before the recent passage of tropical storm Gonzalo.”
Mr. Evans said that “This decision to terminate followed a full internal investigation of the incident during which the pilots were represented.”
The Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) has repeatedly called for LIAT’s Management to take action against indiscipline and we are doing just that, Evans stated. He said that, “the company is committed to improving its service delivery to the public and will continue to take appropriate action as required from time to time.”
Outside of this, LIAT has added four new services per week between Dominica and Saint Maarten and three additional services between Barbados and Ogle in Guyana.
The three additional services between Barbados and Ogle will bring LIAT’s total number of flights to Guyana to 10 per week. The flights will operate Barbados to Ogle International Airport at 10:50 am. The return flight is 11:20 am, arriving in Barbados at 1:20 pm. The flights operate on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. LIAT previously operated one flight per day.