Regional airline LIAT has announced that flights between Antigua, St Martin, Tortola, St Kitts, St Croix and Puerto Rico are operating this evening, as it continues to monitor the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew.
An advisory issued this afternoon by the airline said the following flights are in operation this afternoon into this evening: LI 310 from Antigua, St Martin to Tortola; LI 315 from Tortola, St Martin to St Kitts, Antigua; LI 312 from Antigua, St Kitts, St Martin, St Croix; LI 317 from St Croix, St Martin, Antigua; LI 508 from Antigua, St Kitts, St Martin, Tortola; LI 509 from Tortola, St Martin, St Kitts, Antigua; LI 526 from Antigua, St Kitts, Tortola and Puerto Rico.
LIAT said that subject to the reopening of airports as planned, the airline will resume all normal scheduled flights tomorrow.
It will also operate the following additional recovery flights tomorrow to accommodate passengers whose flights were disrupted due to the passage of Tropical Storm Matthew: LI 672 from Trinidad to Grenada from 6:10 a.m. – 6:50 a.m., and LI 650 from Trinidad to St Vincent from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Tomorrow’s LI 560 flight from St Vincent to Grenada has been cancelled.
LIAT has advised passengers to continue monitoring official meteorological offices, disaster preparedness organisations, and the airline’s website for further updates.
Passengers travelling during these dates may also contact the LIAT Call Centre from Antigua at 1-268-480-5582; toll free from the rest of the Caribbean – 1-888-844-5428 and from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands – 1-866-549-5428 for information on the status of their flights.
Customers affected by the disruptions who wish to rebook for a later date will be allowed to do so without change fees or fare differences for a period of two weeks from the date of their original scheduled travel. Following the two-week grace period, passengers will be required to pay applicable fare and change fees when re-booking.
LIAT warned however the 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, or hotel accommodation. Passengers with onward connections are advised to contact the respective carriers.