Liat to Resume USVI Service in July
At a press conference at Government House, Liat officials, along with representatives from the Department of Tourism, the Virgin Islands Port Authority and Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter, announced the return of Liat to the U.S. Virgin Islands, beginning on July 2.
In announcing the venerable Caribbean airline’s return, Mr. Potter spoke of Liat’s over 4 decades of service to the territory, and the inconvenience that Virgin Islanders were faced with when the airline pulled out of the USVI in March and June of 2017, from St. Croix and St. Thomas respectively. (The announcement was made in February 2017.)
But as reported last week by The Consortium, Liat has abandoned its St. Croix route and will only be traveling to St. Thomas directly from Antigua.
Liat will travel three times weekly to the territory’s capital from Antigua: On Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, leaving the V.C. Bird International Airport in Antigua at 11:20 a.m. and arriving at the Cyril E. King International Airport at 12:20 p.m.
The same flight will leave CEKA at 1:20 p.m., and arrive in Antigua at 2:20 p.m. The aircraft being used for the Antigua/St. Thomas route will seat 48 passengers, and is said to be one of Liat’s newer planes offering a high level of comfort.
Source: The Virgin Islands Consortium