[www.inewsguyana.com] – Following the cancellation of several flights yesterday (Friday, August 1), in and out of Dominica and St. Lucia, LIAT was forced again to cancel several flights for today (Saturday, August 2) as the airline’s operations continue to be impacted by the passage of Tropical Storm Bertha.
Among the flights affected are:
• LI 362 – Antigua-San Juan
• LI 563 – San Juan-Antigua
• LI 560 – Dominica-San Juan
• LI 565 – San Juan-Dominica
• LI 500 – Antigua-Santo Domingo
• LI 500 – St. Maarten-Santo Domingo
• LI 501 – Santo Domingo-Antigua
LI 500 will operate from Antigua to St. Maarten.
Passengers travelling today are asked to check the LIAT website, the LIAT Facebook Page, their local LIAT office, or to call the LIAT Call Centre from Antigua – 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 one week from the date of their original scheduled travel. Following the one-week grace period, passengers will be required to pay applicable fare and change fees when re-booking.
LIAT also wishes to advise 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.
Tropical Storm Bertha formed late Thursday night, about 275 miles east-southeast of Barbados and is now tracking quickly toward the Windward Islands.
As of this morning, Bertha was located about 95 miles south of St. Croix, and 165 miles south-southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tropical storm warnings are now in effect for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, the southeastern Bahamas and parts of the Windward Islands.