Grenada’s Tourism Minister Convenes Urgent Meeting Of Airlift Committee

Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:38 AM- George's, Grenada

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, 22nd September, 2016 –GIS:   Following on the heels of the recently concluded State of the Industry Conference on tourism in Barbados, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, the Hon. Clarice Modeste, along with Ministry officials, summoned her Advisory Committee on Airlift, Grenada Tourism Authority and Grenada Airports Authority to discuss anticipated changes to the Grenada route by LIAT Airlines.

LIAT has since officially indicated to Grenada that effective Friday, 23rd September, 2016, Flight 738 will no longer operate between Grenada, St Vincent and Port of Spain. Similarly, from October 24th, 2016, Flight 560, which will normally provide daily service to Barbados and onwards, at 7:05am will be discontinued.

The Ministry recognizes some inconveniences will result both for locals and visitors to our country and has already commenced discussions with LIAT with a view to possibly revisiting these reductions.

The Airlift Committee of the Ministry is also assiduously engaged in examining options available to alleviate any problems which will arise due to these cancellations and to ensure that access to and from Grenada is maintained and expanded.




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