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BVI excluded from LIAT’s temporary list of fly destinations

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LIAT has officially announced that it will be taking to the skies from November 30, but its temporary limited schedule has excluded the British Virgin Islands as one of its immediate travel destinations.

In a media release issued on its social media pages on Wednesday, the regional airline listed the chosen destinations and outlined the procedures which potential passengers must follow in order to successfully book a flight.

“The airline will operate flights five days a week to seven destinations across the LIAT network. The seven destinations are Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts, and St Vincent. The limited schedule of flights will return connectivity to these destinations which were impacted by the airline’s suspension of commercial services,” LIAT stated.

It added: “Passengers will be able to book flights via the LIAT website (www.liat.com) or the Reservations Call Centre.”

New COVID-19 protocols

LIAT also said the airline has implemented several new safety measures to ensure the safety of staff and passengers as well as to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

“These include the mandatory wearing of masks at check-in and onboard, enhancement in its cleaning and sanitization protocols and new boarding procedures” LIAT stated.

Credit dates extended by an additional year

In a subsequent publication on LIAT’s official website, the airline announced the extension of deadline dates which are attached to all credited accounts.

It said all credits due to expire between March and December 2020 along with all credits issued during 2020 will now expire on December 31, 2021. All credits issued after November 2020 will expire 12 months from their date of issue.

How to utilise credits

LIAT also outlined the policy for persons wishing to use their credits to book flights during the new limited schedule.

The airline said: “Passengers must e-mail the LIAT Reservations Call Centre (credit.shells@liat.com) to book their reservations. Passengers must provide via e-mail the name of the passengers, the confirmation number and a copy of their previous itinerary which reflects the credit amount along with new travel dates and destinations.”

“Once the credit is confirmed, it will be applied to the booking made by the Call Centre. Credits may only be used towards one specific booking. Applicable fare differences must be paid to complete the booking. Travel credits cannot be used to pay for ancillary fees (Fare differences, baggage fees or Pet fees),” it added.

The Reservation Call Centre response time to all emails is expected to be within three business days.

LIAT’s pre-COVID BVI relations

Before the arrival of COVID-19 in the Caribbean in early 2020, the regional airline had a number of daily flights to and from the territory.

These included from countries such as Antigua, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and Barbados.

As recently as December 2019, LIAT resumed direct flights from the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island to the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados.

While no date has been set as to when LIAT’s travel list will be updated, it remains hopeful that the BVI will soon be re-introduced to the list as time progresses.

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25 Comments

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  1. Heckler says:

    Must be the 1200 imaginary cases the Scaremonger was talking about frighten then off.

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  2. schemers says:

    No one wants to be a part of BVI anymore. Place has been going the wrong direction for a while.

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  3. Yess says:

    Great news they need to be ban from here no tourist comes from down the island. Is them island people who trying get up here to live

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    • Smart Modask**t says:

      Why you don’t shut up from trying to make it seem like BVI people want to live here when all ayo running states side

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      • And says:

        Those who ran to states were the one who were given priority to return to the bvi and the down island expat who contributing in the bvi are being locked out.

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    • @Yes says:

      People of the Caribbean, don’t be fooled. That comment you read everyday about “island people vs Belonger” is a deliberate attempt by either a white hate filled UK or US national to stir and create strife and hatred between the two people.

      Don’t fall for the bait. We have been divided enough already.

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      • @@Yes says:

        Did you even think about that comment before you made that post? Which white UK or US national speaks that language? Are you kidding me with the rubbish you have vomited from your mouth? Just keep quite with this naive and stupid comment.

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    • Hey Stupid says:

      How do you think all those tourists from Europe gets here?

    • European tourist says:

      you forget for us to get from Europe to the BVI we have to travel via ANTIGUA or ST. MAARTEN, because USA do not allow any European Union citizen to enter.

    • Curious says:

      @Yess
      Why make such stupid statment.
      Why do you have to behave like such an illiterate?

  4. Leave Island Any Time says:

    of course BVI is not on the destination list. LIAT fly the Caribbean and where BVI exist, Caribbean countries are stigmatized so why fly there More people want to fly out than fly in

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  5. liat says:

    We are not coming to the BVI because of the fees. Too much fees. go figure ….

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  6. Rubber Duck says:

    It doesn’t take much to work out that no one is going to be flying to sinking BVI.

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  7. Vi says:

    Lol
    Liat right
    According to Andrew fahie he don’t want outsiders here
    Don’t worry
    A lot more will disown the bvi
    Thanks to ayo premier fahie
    BVI LOVE NICE BAD

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  8. Big Ting Trouble says:

    The BVI will survive in any event.

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  9. Surprise says:

    We shoul have a reporter at the airport on Dec 1 to accurately record all the tourist flooding in to enjoy the BVI love. Ha ha ha!

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  10. Again says:

    F**k that liat know who they own they just need to pay i email them months now and they talking f**k about settling dedit with they creditors first. Since February i behind them like a d**n child.

  11. battyeboye says:

    makes sense. Liat is not the most commercially minded entity, but why would you fly where there isn’t demand. there won’t be demand with the currently proposed protocols (presumably to be changed to implement further restrictions the first case which gets in).

  12. Tola says:

    Liat don’t want pay out to people they owe in the bvi.

  13. Curious says:

    @Yess
    Why make such stupid statment.
    Why do you have to behave like such an illiterate?

  14. Yes says:

    Both of their starting and ending route are out of the schedule. Guyana to BVI vice versa.

  15. Terry says:

    Mr Andrew Fahie are you getting the message. Tourist, Airlines and other people are not coming to the BVI with those protocol in place. Not even Tortolian want to come to the BVI.

  16. One Caribbean says:

    I wonder why,, they cut too much style in this place,,, We need Liat..

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