LIAT schedule is disrupted for a few days as an aircraft involved in incident is assessed for safety, company reports

Regional carrier LIAT, the Caribbean Airline, has been forced to cancel some flights due to the withdrawal of one of its airplanes from service.

In a press release issued on Sunday, January 22, LIAT said an incident between the aircraft and a piece of ground equipment had occurred, and this has compelled the airline to ground the plane in the interest of passenger and crew safety.

The company says an evaluation of the aircraft is currently underway, in accordance with its Safety and Maintenance Procedures, and the plane will be returned to service once all checks have been completed.

According to LIAT, its regular schedule will be disrupted due to the withdrawal of this aircraft; and, between January 21 and today, several flights will be impacted or cancelled.

However, affected passengers will be accommodated on alternate services or can rebook by contacting the Reservations Call Centre.

The company temporarily closed its doors in 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It took to the skies again several months later and is currently operating a limited schedule to nine destinations.