February 7, 2014

LIAT new ATR aircraft

LIAT is moving full speed ahead with the upgrade of its fleet of aircraft with the addition of another new ATR aircraft.{{more}}

 LIAT pilots, captain Chris Cameron and first officer Oran Challenger with flight engineer Gregory Marcano flew the latest ATR-42 aircraft across the Atlantic from Toulouse, France, arriving at V C Bird International Airport in Antigua, on Sunday, January 26.

 LIAT’s acting chief executive officer (CEO) Mrs Julie Reifer-Jones said the fleet modernization is an important part of LIAT’s strategy to deliver better on-time performance, higher levels of customer satisfaction while adding to the airline’s stellar safety record.

LIAT now has a fleet of six new ATR aircraft – two ATR-42s, each with 48 seats; and four ATR 72s, each with 68 seats. 

 The fleet modernization is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.