LIAT launches new routes with helicopter charter agreement


ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Thursday January 7, 2016 – LIAT has entered into a bespoke charter agreement with the Antigua and Barbuda-based Caribbean Helicopters that will see the regional carrier launching new routes.

Caribbean Helicopters will provide LIAT with charter flights into specific markets in the region.

Beginning January 22, Caribbean Helicopters will operate new services into Dominica Canefield and also to Nevis, on a daily basis.

Caribbean Helicopters operates a fleet of Piper Navajo Chieftain PA31-350 and Britten Norman BN2 aircraft, which LIAT said are ideal for services into some of the smaller Caribbean islands where demand is limited and smaller planes are required.

“We are pleased to be working with Caribbean Helicopters, as this new arrangement allows us to extend our network, open up new markets, and offer more choice to our customers. It is also an example of how locally based airlines can come together to improve connectivity throughout the region,” David Evans, LIAT’s CEO said.

Managing Director of Caribbean Helicopters Neil Dickinson says the agreement allows his company to support LIAT in the expansion of services.

LIAT said it will shortly announce the commencement of further services between Antigua and Guadeloupe.

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