LIAT announces same day cargo movements to Cuba

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Monday February 28, 2011 – Regional airline LIAT, which officially launched its dedicated freighter service earlier this month, has announced that it can now move cargo from its Eastern Caribbean destinations to Cuba with same day delivery.

LIAT’s Director of Cargo and Quikpak, Wilbur Edwards, said that the partnership with COPA Airlines of Panama now makes possible same-day movement of cargo from the Eastern Caribbean to Cuba and from Cuba to the Eastern Caribbean via Santo Domingo. 

“With so many students from the islands now studying in Cuba and with the many Cuban doctors, nurses and diplomats throughout the Caribbean, we think they should be aware that there is a very efficient way of transporting goods including personal effects to and from Cuba,” Edwards said.

“Further, with LIAT’s recent launch of its dedicated cargo freighter service with 3,400 kilos capacity, large shipments can be accommodated without any difficulty. We are eagerly waiting to serve the many Cubans in our network as well as the large student community in Cuba.”

LIAT Cargo operates five days a week throughout the airline’s 22 destinations and utilises automated cargo systems to make bookings, generate manifests, and provides rate calculations and cargo tracking on its website

Last year LIAT converted one of its Dash-8 100 aircraft to full cargo configuration providing regional exporters with an air bridge to meet demands for their produce in the various islands.

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