The passage of Tropical Storm Dorian has forced the regional airline, LIAT, to cancel over 10 flights slated for a few destinations within its network.
According to information provided by LIAT’s Corporate Communications Manager, Shavar Maloney, the flights that have been cancelled for today August 26th are as follows: LI 756 from St. Lucia to Barbados; LI 512 from Ogle, Guyana to Barbados; LI 512 from Barbados to Antigua (LI 512 will operate direct from Ogle to Antigua); LI 726 from St. Vincent to Barbados; LI 336 from Trinidad to Barbados; LI 368 from Barbados to St. Lucia; LI 369 from St. Lucia to Barbados; LI 737 from Barbados to St. Vincent; and LI 393 from Barbados to Ogle, Guyana.
Also cancelled are LI 769 from Barbados to St. Vincent, LI 770 from St. Vincent to Barbados, LI 309 from Antigua to St. Lucia, LI 309 from St. Lucia to Trinidad, LI 523 from Antigua to Barbados and LI 523 from Barbados to Grenada (LI 523 will operate direct from Antigua to Grenada).
In considering the inconvenience, the airline said it will allow passengers who have been affected by the cancellations to rebook between August 25th and August 28th 2019 and “affected passengers will have all change fees and fare differences waived for travel within the specified rebooking period.”
LIAT will, however, continue to operate its normal flight schedule in the unaffected territories in the network.
Late yesterday afternoon, tropical storm warnings were in effect for Barbados, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines; while Martinique, Grenada and its dependencies were under tropical storm watch.
At 5 pm on Sunday, the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Office reported that Tropical Storm Dorian was moving west at 14 mph with winds remaining at 50 mph. The threat to Antigua and Barbuda and the rest of the North-Eastern Caribbean was forecast to be minimal, at less than 20 per cent.