April 17, 2009
LIAT expects disruption in service

LIAT, the Caribbean Airline, announced Wednesday, April 15th, that while it will be operating its normal scheduled services to/from Trinidad & Tobago during the period of the 5th Summit of the Americas, passengers could experience delays due to elevated security levels in that country, especially on the three summit days.{{more}}

More than 30 world leaders, among them United States President Barack Obama, are expected in Trinidad for the April 17-19 summit.

“Passenger should be prepared for air traffic control- and security-related delays,” said LIAT’s Director of Flight Operations, Captain George Arthurton. “We are not in a position at this time to provide precise information as to the extent of the delays but we have been advised that there could be lockdown periods during the arrival or departures of certain leaders when our services would be unable to take off or land. Such delays would be out of LIAT’s control.”

LIAT is advising passengers using the Piarco International Airport to leave their home or hotel early.