LIAT reconnecting the US Virgin Islands with the Caribbean

For a region of small islands located in relatively close proximity to each other, there is no end of challenges in getting from one to the next. 

Residents of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) would feel the brunt of this in early 2017 when regional airline LIAT announced it would be discontinuing its Antigua to St Croix and St Thomas routes in March and June of that year respectively. 

For LIAT, the routes were axed following a route analysis which highlighted several issues with the service to those islands.

Speaking to the media during a press trip coordinated by the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism in partnership with LIAT, Corporate Communications Manager for the airline Shavar Maloney indicated that port charge increases, which were due to come on stream, as well as challenges in…

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