Fiona affecting LIAT flights

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, August 31, 2010 – There’s more disruption coming for passengers booked on regional airline LIAT.

The Antigua-based airline, which only yesterday resumed most of its services that had been suspended as a result of Hurricane Earl, has now advised there’s a possibility of further disruptions to its services as a result of the impending passage of Tropical Storm Fiona through the Leeward Islands later today and tomorrow. 

There are likely to be some disruptions today, LIAT said, and all passengers with confirmed bookings for travel to Antigua, St Kitts, Nevis, St Maarten, the US and British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Santo Domingo and San Juan tomorrow are asked to contact the airline.

“Additionally, passengers with evening reservations for Tuesday 31st August to fly to Antigua, St Kitts, Nevis, St Maarten, the US and British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Santo Domingo and San Juan are urged to contact their local LIAT office to enquire as to the status of those flights as it is possible that airport closures and stormy weather could force the airline to reschedule, cancel, or re-route flights into those countries later this evening,” LIAT said in a statement issued this morning.

“LIAT wishes to advise that the company is making every effort to ensure the earliest possible resumption of flights for persons displaced by the storms.”

The airline added that passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey due to disruption caused by weather conditions, will not be provided with meals, transportation, hotel accommodation etc. Passengers with onward connections are advised to contact the respective carriers.