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LIAT International Airline Formed With Public-Private Partnership; Carrier to Provide Regional and International Routes

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by Janeka Simon (VI Consortium) A memorandum of understanding between the government of Antigua & Barbuda and a private company has paved the way for a new regional air carrier with a familiar name.

Antiguan press are reporting that a new LIAT is one step closer to fruition after the government signed the MOU with Charted Financial Analyst Global, a subdivision of the Caribbean tourism group, which describes itself as a regional entity with investment interest in travel, tourism and aviation.

The agreement was signed on September 30th between the country’s Works and Finance Minister Lennox Weston, and CTG Chair Ma Chao, and is intended to facilitate LIAT International, a new Antigua-based airline which will deploy a fleet of various models and sizes of aircraft.

Under the MOU, there are plans to expand LIAT’s traditional intra-regional flight routes to include international travel to South America and Europe, as well as to create a travel channel for visitors from Asia, using Antigua & Barbuda as a gateway to the rest of the region.

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