LIAT returns to Dominica
ST JOHN’S – LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, announces the resumption of flights to and from the Douglas-Charles Airport in Dominica starting Friday.
LIAT was forced to suspend services to Dominica on August 27 due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika which resulted in severe damage to the island and closure of the Douglas-Charles Airport.
Chief Executive Officer David Evans applauded the Government and People of Dominica for their resilience over the last several weeks citing their tireless efforts to get the country back to a state of normalcy following the storm.
“We are extremely happy to be returning to Dominica,” Evans said, noting “this would not have been possible without the spirit of community and resilience for which Dominica is well known”.
LIAT will operate one flight to Dominica on Friday, increasing to two daily flights from Saturday.
Dominicans have worked tirelessly to get the Douglas-Charles Airport back into operation. (Picture by Nigel Browne)
LI 581 will depart Antigua’s V.C. Bird International Airport at 7:10 a.m. daily, arriving at the Douglas-Charles Airport at 7:50. The return service LI 580 will leave Dominica at 8:30 a.m., arriving in Antigua at 9:10 p.m.
Effective Saturday, LI 364 will depart Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados at 2:20 p.m. daily, arriving at the Douglas-Charles Airport at 3:20 p.m.
On Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday the service continues to Guadeloupe and Antigua arriving at 4:25 p.m. and 5:20 p.m., respectively.
On Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the service continues non-stop to Antigua, departing Dominica at 4 p.m. and arriving in Antigua at 4:40 p.m..
All night flights into and out of Dominica remain suspended until further notice.
Customers travelling from Dominica are advised they should arrive at the airport at least three hours before the scheduled departure time to give themselves enough time for the increased security and baggage checks at the Douglas-Charles Airport. (PR)