LIAT flight disruptions averted

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ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The union representing LIAT’s pilots has abandoned a scheduled meeting with its members that would have caused some flight disruptions tomorrow.

Chairman of the Leeward Islands Pilots Association, Captain Carl Burke, has confirmed this for OBSERVER media.

“LIAT has granted the time off to the Executive Council to continue negotiations with the Company. As a result of this the Emergency meeting planned for tomorrow is cancelled,” Captain Burke said in an email to OBSERVER media this evening.

Earlier today, Captain Burke says pilots will not fly out of Antigua tomorrow morning because they will be attending an emergency meeting called by LIALPA.

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Captain Burke says at least eight flights from Antigua will be affected … but it will have ripple effect across the Liat network.

LIAT is regulated by the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA).

The LIALPA head says that if the ECCAA were to inspect LIAT’s pilot rosters now, it would advise the carrier to change the flight schedule.

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