LIAT Blames Industrial Action for Flight Disruptions

Regional airline LIAT, is blaming industrial action taken by the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) for disruptions to its flight schedule.

A statement by the airline says that the pilots have taken action to refuse to fly the ATR 72 aircraft until an agreement is reached in the ongoing negotiations for higher wages. As a consequence of this action the airline has not been able to operate flights scheduled with ATR 72 aircraft at this time.

These actions have already resulted in a number of delays to LIAT’s services and cancellations. LIAT’s CEO, Julie Reifer-Jones, stated “LIAT apologises for these disruptions to our passengers and their plans and wishes to reiterate its commitment to work with LIALPA to resolve any issues.”