LIAT is assuring customers that its services will be improved after the welcoming a new ATR aircraft to its fleet.
On Friday, the regional carrier welcomed its new ATR72 aircraft at the V.C. Bird International Airport.
The aircraft, a brand new 68-seater carrying the tail number V2-LIN, was piloted from France by Captain Philemon Gunsam and First Officer Rawle Francis both of Antigua.
LIAT’s Line Minister in Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Robin Yearwood and the management and staff of LIAT greeted the aircraft after the customary fly-by and water canon salute.
Sir Robin commented that he was pleased on the arrival of this new aircraft and urged all LIAT staff to continue working together to strengthen the airline’s essential service to the region.
The aircraft is scheduled to go into commercial service by mid-December and according to a release from the airline, passengers should expect continued improvement in LIAT’s services over the coming festive season.