By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A thirty member church team traveling to Barbados are among several LIAT passengers that are left stranded at the Ogle International Airport following an announcement by the airline this morning, November 5 that its pilots did not report for duty.
The more than 40 persons stranded all claimed that they were waiting on a word from LIAT indicating when they would be able to fly, some of whom were returning to their families and jobs.
There is no doubt that the reported strike action by LIAT pilots has inconvenienced the traveling public severely. According to Joseph Persaud – Administrative Bishop of the New Testament Church of God in Guyana – a total of 75 persons, of which 30 were scheduled to travel to Barbados today for a convention stand to be affected if the situation is not resolved soon.
“We are waiting on a word from LIAT, I need to be there, my team needs to be there,” he told iNews.
iNews spoke with several other passengers who also vented their frustration. This news agency understands that there are ongoing deliberations between airline officials and the pilots in Antigua.
The demands of the pilots are unclear at this time. LIAT currently serves 63 destinations. All flights remain grounded pending an outcome of the deliberations.