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ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Nov. 5 — LIAT is advising its passengers that due to action taken by its pilots’ trade union, LIALPA, pilots who were scheduled to fly this morning, Tuesday, Nov. 5, have not reported for duty.

The company says it has not been provided with the required notification of industrial action as required under its agreement with the pilots.

“As a result of the action, some of the company’s morning flights have been disrupted. This is also likely to affect service for the remainder of the day,” the airline said in a statement.

It said that customers affected by the disruptions who wish to re-book will be allowed to do so without charge for a period of one week from the date of their originally scheduled travel.

Following the one-week grace period, passengers will be required to pay applicable fare and change fees when re-booking, LIAT said.

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Passengers who are unable to travel as planned due to the work stoppage, will be issued a full credit for future travel at their request. Terms and conditions apply.

When services resume, affected passengers are advised to contact LIAT Reservations to re-book before proceeding to the airport.

LIAT said it also wishes to advise that passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey due to the disruption, will not be provided with meals, transportation, hotel accommodation, etc. Passengers with onward connections are advised to contact their respective carriers.

For further information passengers are advised to contact: from Antigua — 1-268-480-5582; toll free from the rest of the Caribbean — 1-888-844-5428 and from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands – 1-866-549-5428.

LIAT said it sincerely apologizes to affected passengers and the general public for any inconvenience caused as a result of the action by its pilots.

It said additional information and updates will be provided as soon as possible.

One reply on “BREAKING NEWS: LIAT pilots stay away from the job”

  1. LIAT should be sold to a private enterprise and all governments should get out of the airline business. They can’t even control the finances of their governments so how do we expect them to control a business enterprise? LIAT is doing more harm than good to the SVG population, yet Vincentians seem to take this crap in stride. No one is looking for alternate transportation. Why no organize boat rides to travel to other islands, instead of being screwed by LIAT?

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